Everything that women's work encompasses today, we owe to the women of the past.
One hundred years ago, American women were proving that "women's work" happens outside of the home, too. During World War I, women made strides into the workforce showing that "the weaker sex" did just as well in traditionally masculine arenas like munitions factories, construction and farming. Women continued to contribute to the economy in their jobs at garment factories, mills, telephone switchboards and offices even after the war effort ended.
As Women's History Month draws to a close, here are 19 incredible photos of women at work -- a century ago.