Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII. Victoria Brown.
Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII
Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII
Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII
Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII
Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII

Wallet of union documents from an American female welder in WWII

np: [No Publisher], 1944-1945.

Small collection of union documents from a welder during WWII, housed in leather pocket folder. The owner, one Victoria Brown of San Francisco, attended the War Production Training School in Seattle, where she learned to weld, and then at age 23 joined the International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America as an apprentice welder. During the war the union's ranks swelled to approximately 350,000. She found work at the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co. for a few months.

This small collection includes her union member's pocket folder, dues receipts, a promotion card, the backing paper of an Army-Navy Production Award emblem with a message from President Roosevelt and his facsimile signature, and her termination notice-- the reason given: "Going back to San Francisco." Apparently she did just that. Very Good overall with folding and light wear to documents. Leather pocket folder could be used again with ease-- hardly worn at all. Item #140941626

Price: $150.00

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