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Marjory Collins – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS something interesting’

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June 1943

“Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Bernice Stevens of Braddock, Pa., mother of one child, employed in the engine house of the Pennsylvania Railroad, earns 58 cents per hour.

She is cleaning a locomotive with a high pressure nozzle.

Her husband is in the Army.”

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See more of Marjory Collins work, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/163

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Before you think, $.58 per hour, is TERRIBLE!

Based on the ‘historic standard of living’ the $.58  per hour would be equivalent to $7.81 per hour in 2014 dollars.

The Federal Minimum wage is currently $7.25 – NOW that’s TERRIBLE!

http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/relativevalue.php

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