November in the Gallery

Yes They Can!

Although largely excluded from employment at the Watertown Arsenal in times of peace, in times of war, women became crucial to almost every aspect of operations.  In a series of photographs selected by Alan R. Earls, author of the Arcadia Publishing photo-history book, Watertown Arsenal, the lives and times of the Women of Watertown Arsenal come alive.  “Although the government photographers are anonymous, many of the images are reminiscent of those crafted by famed photographer Lewis W. Hines,” said Earls. Those photos capture the hard work and occasional triumphs of daily life in an industrial setting traditionally dominated by men.

The event will run through the month of November at the Watertown Free Public Library.


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