1. The Women Tunnel Officers of the Queens Midtown Tunnel

The photo here shows the first day of work (April 14, 1943) for the first women to work as toll-takers. They were hired three years after the tunnel opened to replace the men that had left to serve in World War II.

However, when the war ended and the soldiers returned, women lost the opportunity to take on such jobs, and they wouldn’t become toll-takers again until 1979.

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