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Highlights of the Collection
Pearl Samment and Elyse Gagnon
Norman Dowdell and Donald White delivering wood from the Municipal woodyard to Perth, Ontario residents
Three unidentified male residents of Perth, Ontario, cutting their supply of wood for the winter
Workmen of the Scott Tool Company gather to watch a National Film Board screening
Enid Challen of Galt, Ont. (left) and Betty Kane of Woodstock, Ont. testing chemicals used in synthetic rubber manufacture at the laboratories of the Polymer Rubber Corporation
Two female laboratory workers test synthetic rubber in the Polymer Rubber Corporation plant
Woman photographer photographs female munitions worker at the Dominion Arsenals Plant
The work of women photographers like Pearl Sammett and Elyse Gagnon is featured in the WRM series, although little information is known about them. Women who served as war photographers and artists in the war added an interesting and unique perspective on both the war effort and the effects of war. For example, some of the more intimate depictions of women in the dormitories or preparing for evenings out may be the work of female photographers.
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