Museum Homepage

The San Mateo County Historical Association
Online Collections Database

The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery
of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County.

Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2013.040.004
Title c. 1943 Belair Shipyard Deck Steel is in Place and Final Tacking is Being Done
Photographer Photo Response
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Copy, Reprographic
Category Photographs
Date c. 1943
Description c. 1943 Belair Shipyard Deck Steel is in Place and Final Tacking is Being Done. Black and white copyprint from the US National Archives Belair Shipyard Collection. Image shows several women wearing pants, jackets and bandanas on their heads standing on a metal grid on top of the ship, some of whom are welding. Men in hard hats can be seen in the background on the other side of the ship. "DECK STEEL IS IN PLACE AND FINAL TACKING IS BEING DONE. NOTE THAT MOST OF THE WELDERS ARE WOMEN. USMC CONTRAC / MCC 7857 BARRETT & HILP BELAIR SHIPYARD" (printed below image in white letters); Input restriction on accession.
"178-PA-II-15 / Please Credit / US National Archives / Photo Reproduction by Photo Response / 301-529-7119/joe@photoresponse.com" (sticker affixed to back).
Place South San Francisco, CA
Event World War II
Subjects Ships
Concrete products industry
Construction
Barges
World War II
Search Terms World War II
World War Two
WWII
Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding - Belair Shipyard
Belair Shipyard
Concrete Ships & Barges
South San Francisco
Copyright "178-PA-II-15 / Please Credit / US National Archives / Photo Reproduction by Photo Response / 301-529-7119/joe@photoresponse.com" (sticker affixed to back)