Archive ID: 1981-051-7

Military celebration at South Works

Date Created: undated

Created By: U.S. Steel

Donor: William Ferry

Media Type: Photograph


During World War II, the U.S. government sponsored events and awards to encourage increased production in factories and mills that produced war materials. In March, 1942, the U.S. Navy presented Carnegie Illinois (US Steel) – South Works mill in South Chicago with an “E” Pennant for excellence in production in response to increased war demands. The ceremony was held near the 89th Street Gate and was attended by hundreds. All 17,000 employees received “E” lapel pins for their efforts. The “V” symbol above the entrance to the main office building of South Works stands for “Victory.

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Mills   South Works   Steel Industry   War Experiences   WWII   1940-1949 (WWII Era)   South Chicago   Other/Unknown   Photograph