Item #19666 Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII. WWII Women Warriors.
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII
Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII

Extensive Photo Album of a Female Soldier's Military Service during WWII

Women Warriors, WWII

Photo Album

Extensive photo album of the WWII-era military service of Lucille Howell, Contains 384 black and white silver gelatin photographs and 2 pieces of ephemera relating to her military service. Photos and ephemera date between 1942-1946 and range in size from 3" x 2" to 9.5" x 8.75". She was primarily stationed at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. At least half of the album depicts Howell and her fellow female soldiers in full uniform. She attained the position of Technical Sergeant, and has included her patches in the back of the album. She also spent time early in her service at the WAC detachment in Ft. Myer, Virginia, where she was Chief of Staff Bldg., doing stenographic work. The women that she served seemed to be very tightly-knit, and also had friendly relations with the male soldiers they served with. The WAC during WWII were trained to handle auxiliary positions for the military, such as switchboard operators, mechanics, drivers, stenographers, armorers to maintain and repair smalls arms & heavy weapons, and many other wartime support operations. Several photos depict dozens of WACs lined up and marching. Many photos depict her close friend and fellow WAC, Marjory. The ephemera in this album include newspaper clippings of wartime events such as those that involve female soldiers, on-base meal tickets, transportation vouchers, discharge and travel permits, notes, cards, chevron patches, as well as a patch of the Military District of Washington. Ms. Howell was originally from Oregon, and a number of the photos in the archive reflect her travels throughout the state, depicting the rugged Pacific coastline, towering mountains, densely wooded areas, rivers, and streams. Some photos captioned on verso, particularly the ones of her travels. She went on to work for the NSA until her retirement and passed away in 2011. Photos, pages, and boards all in very good condition. Overall, a compelling album depicting women's service in the American military during W.W.II.

Item #19666

Price: $2,800.00

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