Women at Work in 1917.

Caption: “Maine’s Only Woman Machinist Wears Overalls, in Portland, Maine.
Miss Lillian Johnson has the distinction of being the only woman machinist in the state of Maine.
Not satisfied with this distinction, she is likewise known as the only woman in the state who wears overalls at her work.
She was born in Guttenberg, Sweden in 1897.
After studying bookkeeping for a time, she finally discovered her talents led her to machinery and now she is considered one of the best in Portland.
She is 5 feet, 4 inches in height and can lift 400 pounds.
She is employed by the Raymond Machine Company at the Customs Wharf, Portland, Maine.
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