Smithsonian Institution Archive
Dr. Lillian Gilbreth during the Great Depression as chair of the
Women’s Division of the President’s Emergency Committee for
Employment. She worked to assist needy families.
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth with 11 of their 12 children, circa 1920s.
An unnamed worker attaches lids to canning
jars in a still image taken from the 1920s
Frank Gilbreth research film “Ball Brothers
Mason Jars Motion Study.”