Archive ID: 1981-049-27i

Cartoon in U.S. Steel News

Date Created: 1945-01

Donor: Kitty Markovich

Media Type: Periodical/Newsletter

Language: English

Description:

Cartoon in U.S. Steel News, January 1945. Doctor inspecting female steelworker says “It’s nothing to be alarmed about – they’re just muscles!”

Backstory:

“Kitty” Kalwasinski Markovich donated photographs and clippings, including this one, to the Southeast Chicago Historical Project. During World War II, Kitty, who was a welder, had been depicted by Warner Brothers in a photo shoot as a “Rosie the Riveter” of the South Works mill at Carnegie/US Steel. During the war, the steel mills had been eager to find replacements for male workers serving in the military. Women were encouraged to perform industrial labor as part of the war effort. This cartoon illustrates some of the cultural beliefs with which women workers at the time had to contend.

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