National Geographic : 1941 Apr
The National Geographic Magazine "Clippies," London Calls the Girls Who Have Replaced Men as Bus Conductors They take their nickname from the ticket holders, or clips, which they hold in their hands. Photographs from British Combine "Holding the Bag! These London Gals Carry 'em!" Exclaimed an Admiring American In yards and depots of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 250 stalwart feminine porters substitute for men. Raw materials for war industry are rushed ahead of everything. Next in priority are munitions, troops and their equipment, perishable foodstuffs, and mass evacuations of people.