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Submarine builder at Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, by Fenno Jacobs, August 1943.

National Archives, General Records of the U.S. Navy


Young women delivering ice, 1918.

National Archives, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs


Workman on the framework of the Empire State Building, New York City, ca. 1930-31.

National Archives, Records of the Works Progress Administration


Lifting turbine blades with a crane, Golden, Colorado, April 2001

Photograph by Warren Gretz. National Renewable Energy Laboratories


Interior view of Lever Brothers office building, New York City, Lever House photograph, ca. 1959.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Information Agency


Switchboard operators direct overseas calls, December 1943.

National Archives, Records of the Women’s Bureau


Pesticides inspector draws a sample of a toxic liquid, Greenville, Mississippi, by John Messina, March 1974.

National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency


Young loom workers at Bibb Mill No. 1 in Macon, Georgia, by Lewis W. Hine, January 1909.

National Archives, Records of the Children’s Bureau


Mexican farm worker in lettuce field, Blythe, California, by Charles O’Rear, May 1972.

National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency


Navy Lieutenant Commander Dorothy Ryan checks a patient’s medical chart aboard the hospital ship USS Repose, off South Vietnam, April 1966.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Marine Corps


Gusty Chocknok, skipper of the salmon gillnetter F/V Helen Marg, operating in Bristol Bay, Alaska, by Karen Ducey, ca. 1990.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) deck crew guides a fighter jet, by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder, 2008.

U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy Photo


Firefighters amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center, New York City, by Andrea Booher, September 2001.

Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Way We Worked has been made possible in Cowan,TN by Humanities Tennessee. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide.
Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

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