These women meant business - I wouldn't want to run into them in a dark (bowling) alley....

Black and white posed group portrait of six woman and a man in 1920s clothing.

These women meant business - I wouldn't want to run into them in a dark (bowling) alley. This #WorkerWednesday, we're sharing a photo of the Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.'s South Philadelphia Work's 1924 champion ladies bowling team. 

This photograph was taken on May 2, 1924 by staff photographer Charles Yessel (1877-1953) for publication in Machine News, the company's newsletter. 

The Westinghouse Machine Company, which became the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945, manufactured gas and steam engines, turbines and mechanical stokers for use in railway systems, fire service pumping stations, the shipping industry, and other large scale industrial purposes. The South Philadelphia Works in Essington and Lester, Pennsylvania was to be a steam turbine manufacturing plant, and opened in 1919.

This image is part of Hagley Library’s collection of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Steam Division photographs (Accession 1969.170).

A curated selection of items from this collection has been digitized; our Digital Archive offers over 1,000 photographs from this resource dating from 1898 to 1964. These photographs cover a variety of subjects including building construction, turbine manufacturing, research facilities, machinery, executives and employees, and visitors to the facility. To view more material from this collection online now, click here.