Glimpse of History: Supporting the war effort in Union County

ELIZABETH — An unidentified defense industry worker is shown on the job in a propeller factory in Elizabeth during World War II.

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According to, “Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home.”

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