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Source:  The Washington Post

Women in blouses and long skirts clock in, then lean over machines, winding wire into large spools.  Men use cranes to nudge parts of a massive generator into place.

Over a century ago, these workers, all employees of Westinghouse companies, contributed to the most ambitious, high-tech projects of their day.

On a Library of Congress website, their labor — and innovations that changed the way Americans worked and traveled — comes to flickering life.

Shot in 1904 and conceived as “actuality films,” the 21 Westinghouse Works documentary shorts were designed to show off Westinghouse’s industrial innovations.

Read the story at The Washington Post.

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