Item no. 30061
New York
Occupation: Public employees
Collection: NYU Tamiment Library

Post Passing the Test

Four firewomen pass the physical test- including two sisters.  Rightfully proud of themselves, Colleen Murtha, Jane Toohig, Mary Toohig and Carol Walsh boast their strength after passing the FDNY physical exam.  Women on the forefront of female’s acceptance into the FDNY were brave, strong, and highly motivated. 

See here the traditional Rosie the Riveter poster, a pose that this image echos.

Read and see more at LaborArts’ exhibit Women Firefighters in New York City. 

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