‘Women of Alcoa’ in 1963, complete with ID’s
Alcoa’s Rockdale Works taken, I’m pretty sure, in the middle 1950s since the smelter poured its first metal in 1952.
I asked for help with identifications and stirred up a lot of interest. Thanks to Evelyn Stork, Eleanor Weems, Hal Reagan and wife Pegaroo, plus Jack Nettles of Victoria and input from Nettie Greene of Temple, five of the 15 ladies have been ID’d.
Thus, the research continues on that one.
But this week I’m indebted to Lola Pevehouse and Eleanor Weems who both showed me their copies of a photo taken in 1963 at Alcoa during National Secretaries Week.
Thankfully, both Lola and Eleanor had written the names of the women on the back of their photos. So, for your viewing pleasure and possibly a trip down memory lane, you’re looking at the “Women of Alcoa” from only 49 years ago.
I thought having these identified would make it easier to track down the early-1950s ID’s, but if many of them are the same, we haven’t been able to pinpoint them. Hair styles, dress styles and even eyeglass styles do change.
But the beat goes on....