Item no. 30061
|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.