Mercedes “Bessie” Mendez & the Bethlehem Steel Pant : Photo Album

Title

Mercedes “Bessie” Mendez & the Bethlehem Steel Pant : Photo Album

Description

During World War II, women occupied the jobs that men who were fighting in the war once took. Mercedes "Bessie" Mendez was one of the women in the community who worked at Bethlehem Steel during the war. Once the war ended, the men returned to the steel plant and the women returned home.

Source

Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Date

1940s

Rights

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