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ON00120 023-1-.1-5-.385-3

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  • September 1943 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w acetate negative ; 10 x 12 cm

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(1909 - Present)

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One image of, from left to right, Lucille Sauvé, Myrtle Pearson and Gertrude Dubois, three of the first women to be employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR) shops in Sudbury, Ontario, cleaning the wheels of a train at the CPR railway yard in Sudbury.

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The Canadian Pacific Railway shops in Sudbury, Ontario hired six women as engine wipers to fill vacancies left by employees serving in the armed services.

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The caption for this image in the Sudbury Star was "Oiling the Wheels... L.Sauve, M. Pearson, G. Dubols." See the Sudbury Star, September 24, 1943, p. 6.

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See "Women Ring the Gong - to Save Vital Manpower," Sudbury Star, September 24, 1943, p. 1 & 6.

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