1940's Fashion - Women serving in the War

Monday, August 24, 2009





These recruitment posters say it all.
While the nose cones of many US planes depicted glamourous Hollywood bombshells, there were however brave women overcoming centuries of gender bias who joined these organisations to serve their country.These come courtesy of Jackson Library University of North Carolina
These brochures highlight the attractiveness of the uniforms, tout the variety of jobs for which women are eligible, and offer careful reassurances that military service is compatible with traditional ideas of femininity.blah blah