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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Indigo Girl: 1943

Indigo Girl: 1943

April 1943. "Chicago & North Western R.R. -- Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Edna Grundy does her part

Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Elsa Lanchester?

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Dorothy would live another forty-three years, before being laid to rest in Springdale Cemetery in Clinton, next to her husband Albert.

Photo: http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=536446

A very sturdy looking woman

And how many women today would let you photograph them in that getup? She's darn proud of what she does.

Indigo hands

I'll bet she didn't get all the blue off of her hands until after the war! I doubt that even Lava soap got all of that off!

STEAMPUNK!

Dorothy is right is style!
Those Goggles are all the rage right now...
worn exactly as this woman is wearing them, on her head.
That current style is referred to as: 'Steampunk'.

Thank you, Mrs. Lucke.

I thank you and all the other wives, mothers, sisters, etc., who worked and helped win the war. Especially notable as we prepare to observe another Memorial Day weekend.

Yeah, I'm a wiper!

You wanna make somethin' out of it?

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