Mary Cage, Murray Corporation of America
View of Mary Cage, with rivet gun, at the Murray Corporation of America factory. Article on back: "Riveter Mary Cage goes 'all-out' to win our war. Mrs. Mary Cage thought she didn't have time to do war work when the appeals were sent out for more help in the factories, but she wrote a letter to Murray Corporation offering her services. She felt that was her duty. An answering telegram sent her scurrying to the employment office. That was last February. Since then she has discovered she has time for war work, for her family, and for her home. There are two Cage children, daughters, aged three and six years. This fall, Mrs. Cage placed them in a child care center, one in the all-day nursery school, the other in the school extension class. When she discovered neighboring mothers were also working, she offered to take their children to school along with her own. To accomplish her day, Mrs. Cage arises at 5:30 in the morning, gets breakfast for her husband and children, and then drops them off at school on her way to work. She reverses the process in the evening. After the children are in bed, household duties are performed, with laundry chores saved for the week-end. She has no plans to work after the war. The winning of the war will mark the accomplishment of the goal she hopes her work will help attain. After that Mrs. Cage feels that she will have to 'make-up' the time she has lost in her home helping to win the war in the battle of production." Includes portrait. Stamped on back: "Photographic Department. Authorized print no. 725-1, date 11-1-43. Murray Corporation, Detroit." Handwritten on back: "Women workers."
- Resource ID:
- Women aircraft industry employees
- Murray Corporation of America
- Rivets and riveting
- Automotive Council for War Production--Archives
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 10 x 8 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- MS84/Automotive Council for War Production, Women workers, 90:5
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