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August 1942. "Women at work for victory. Republic Drill and Tool Company, Chicago. These young employees of a Midwest drill and tool plant are operating cylindrical grinders which taper drills to specified size. Used in the manufacture of guns, ships and tanks, these drills demand precise and accurate grinding." Medium format negative by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.