WWI Women Auto Mechanics

“Ladies have been turning wrenches since the dawn of automotive history." During World War I, women — including Gertrude Stein — drove ambulances and other vehicles for the Red Cross in Europe. They had to furnish their own cars and were also expected to maintain them.


WW1 Women Auto Mechanics, 2015, Encaustic, paint on sheet metal with authentic Model T tools, 14” x 12.5” x 3,”  ©2017 Pat Benincasa   All Rights Reserved