Collage Edith Nourse Rogers and Hello Girls

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives and National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, USA1926

National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum
Alexandria, VA, United States

Throughout her 35-year House career, one of the longest tenures of any woman, Edith Nourse Rogers was a strong supporter of the military, particularly veterans. She sponsored legislation that established the Women's Army Corps and introduced a package of measures that became the GI Bill. Remarking on her House service, Rogers said "the first 30 years are the hardest. It's like taking care of the sick. You start it and you like the work, and you just keep on."

Black and white photograph of U.S. Signal Corps telephone operators in Advance Sector, 3 kilometres from trenches, France. The women were part of the Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit and were also known as Hello Girls. Women have helmets and gas masks in bags on back of chairs.


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