100 Years Ago: Big Gun Pink Slips

The scene in the Naval Gun Shop, Washington, D.C. 10 February 1922. 16-inch guns under construction.

“Shop is idle today, employees numbering 1,350 having been laid off yesterday.” (As a result of Washington Naval Disarmament Treaty.)

National Photo Company Collection No. 17609. Library of Congress. LC-USZ62-53813 


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