Wendy the Welder cotton cloth ornament is handmade in small batches by a woman-owned business in USA!
Ornament measures approximately 5 inches tall.
We're celebrating and honoring Wendy the Welder, the representative of the millions of women who welded ships and planes for the WWII home front effort.
Here's Wendy's story:
- During WWII, more than 18 million women broke barriers and achieved incredible goals that seemed impossible.
- WWII home front welders were both African American and Caucasian women. African Americans in particular were able to get higher war work wages than in lots of other available jobs.
- Anna Bland was one of more than 1000 African American women who worked at a Kaiser Company shipyard. She worked in Richmond shipyard No. 1 in Richmond, CA during WWII. Her welding skills helped build the SS George Washington Carver in record time — less than one month! This ship was the second Liberty ship to be named for an African American and the first one built in Richmond. On May 7, 1943, jazz singer and actor Lena Horne christened the ship with the traditional swing of the champagne bottle.
- Wendy is a reminder to all the women today who use their strength, courage, and empowerment to help make America better as they use their talents in all fields.
- Pair (2) of Wendy the Welder Ornaments about 5 inches high and hand-crafted in USA by a woman-owned business
- 2 historically accurate 1.25 inch metal Employment Badges