“Riveter at work at Hog Island Shipyard”

By Kadel and Herbert, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1918.

During World War I, Hog Island was the largest shipyard in the world. At its peak, the yard employed over 30,000 workers who built 122 ships in 2 years. Workers at Hog Island had their own restaurant, canteen, trolley line, and published their own newspaper, The Hog Island News.

National Archives, Records of the War Department, General and Special Staffs (165-WW-509B-4)