Commonly referred to as “Shift Change,” this scene of women workers at Y-12 is one of Westcott’s most familiar photographs. Don Hunnicutt recalls an anecdote from an Army sergeant stationed at Oak Ridge: “He thought he’d died and gone to heaven. There were two or three women to every man here.”

Ed Westcott

Commonly referred to as “Shift Change,” this scene of women workers at Y-12 is one of Westcott’s most familiar photographs. Don Hunnicutt recalls an anecdote from an Army sergeant stationed at Oak Ridge: “He thought he’d died and gone to heaven. There were two or three women to every man here.”

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