Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Women at War: Spotter
  • Sam Shere
    born: Minsk, Russian Empire (present-day Belarus) ; died: New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States ; active: United States
  • Women at War: Spotter, 1942
  • published in Esquire magazine, October 1973, page 133
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25.4 x 19.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 7 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0866
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a female figure working a machine. She is wearing high heels. International News Photos caption reads: "Spotter.....This fair maid is learning the art of operating a spot welding machine. When the emergency came upon us the country was woefully short of skilled welders. Vocational schools are gradually cutting down the deficit."