Mrs. Gifford Pinchot (wearing hat) marching with striking clothing workers, Mahony City, PA, June 17, 1933.
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Image of a smiling Mrs. Pinchot marching with men, women, and children.

Credit: Image Donated by Corbis - Bettmann

A political force in her own right, Cornelia Bryce Pinchot fought for the rights of Pennsylvania workers during her husband's second term as Governor of Pennsylvania. Appointed to a state committee that investigated sweat shop labor, she traveled in June 1933 to Mahony City, where she marched with "sweat shop" strikers whom she exhorted to "fight for a decent wage."

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