PRR 1944 Molly Pitcher poster
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Pennsylvania Railroad 1944 Molly Pitcher poster. Molly is dressed in jeans and a red shirt as she works on the rails.

Credit: Courtesy of the American Premier Underwriters, Inc

Military service for men during World War 2 created unprecedented opportunities on the nation's railroads for women. In this 1944 poster the PRR thanks the more than 23,000 women it employed to keep its trains running during the war.

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