“Cutting Press. DuPont deNemours Co., Carney's Point, N.J.”

By an unknown photographer, July 25, 1919.

This photograph of women cutting lengths of fuses in a munitions plant was part of the Federal Government’s efforts to document the movement of women into war-related manufacturing. It also depicts the “de-skilling” of work—using unskilled workers to do repetitive tasks that were broken down into small parts.

National Archives, Records of the Women’s Bureau (86-G-8H-36040)