Pullman in the First World War

Women in Service

Like 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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