I puzzled over finding a female ancestor in a work situation wearing goggles. Trying to match the topic, setting, and elements of the challenge photo in this week’s Sepia Saturday had me stumped.
I did have a photo of Mom (Gail Lee Martin) wearing her work uniform from Boeing Aircraft during World War II. Although she isn’t wearing goggles, it is quite possible that while working there she might have.
Here’s the challenge photo:
Another photo nagged at my mind, so I hunted it up. It was of a great-aunt, Sarah Martin in 1913. Her head is bent over her work. No goggles, no headscarf, no welding equipment, but it’s a great photo of a woman intently engaged in her work.
If you’d like to see what the other bloggers chose for their Sepia Saturday photo, they post them in one place.
If you’d like to read more about my mother’s experience at the aircraft factory, you can read those on Discovering Mom, a blog about her life.