Pullman in the First World WarMain MenuPullman in the First World WarThe story of the people of the Pullman neighborhood and the Pullman Company during the First World WarIntroductionPullman, the town and the companyThat Rascal, Pancho VillaThe service of the people of Pullman during the Punitive Expedition to Mexico, 1916-1917Preparedness and NeutralityHow much should America prepare for a European war?Universal Military Training and PlattsburgTurning young middle and upper class men into soldiersForeign ServiceA number of Pullman residents and employees joined the armies of other nationsApril 6, 1917The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917The 35thRebuilding the French railways systemRallies and Bond DrivesPaying for the warVictory Gardens and Food SecurityFood production and securityLossThe price Pullman paidThe Fourth HorsemanThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 and Pullman1918 and 1919The End of the War to End All WarsAndrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d
Women in Service
12018-07-24T21:19:40+00:00Andrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d110Women take their part in the war effortsimage_header2018-07-30T02:55:07+00:00Andrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2dLike their male counterparts, Pullman women served the U.S. as part of the war effort. They volunteered for hospital duty, serving in dangerous frontline aid stations, and served as part of the vast clerical bureaucracy that ensured that men and material was were in ready supply.
Most importantly, they took over jobs in the Pullman Factory as men went off to serve; the production lines never stopped.
Portrait of Helen Carter. She was the dispensary nurse at the Pullman Factory. She joined the 14th Red Cross unit, serving in France.
The Pullman Factory dispensary, where Carter worked.
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12018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00An interesting group of brass department girls1A photograph of women employees at the Pullman Factory, now doing work formerly held exclusively by men.2018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00The Pullman Car Works Standard 1919-01; v. 3 no. 09. p. 11January, 1919
12018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00Grace Hendrickson1Portrait of Grace Hendrickson. She was a stenographer in the general office of the Pullman Company. She enlisted in the Navy as a yeoman, dealing with clerical work in the War Department in Washington, D.C.2018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00The Pullman Car Works Standard 1918-03; v. 3 no. 04. p. 5August, 1918
12018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00Miss Helen Carter1Portrait of Helen Carter. She was the dispensary nurse at the Pullman Factory. She joined the 14th Red Cross unit, serving in France.2018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00The Pullman Car Works Standard 1918-09; v. 3 no. 05. p. 7September, 1918
12018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00Women employees working as car strippers1A photograph of women employees at the Pullman Factory, now doing work formerly held exclusively by men.2018-07-25T18:45:50+00:00The Pullman Car Works Standard 1918-09; v. 3 no. 05. p. 7September, 1918