Item #19670 First American Women in War. WWII Women Soldiers.
First American Women in War
First American Women in War
First American Women in War
First American Women in War

First American Women in War

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Two pieces documenting American women's participation in WWII. "Equal Pay" for Women in War Industries. United States Department of Labor. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1942. Bulletin No. 196 of the Women's Bureau. Poster calling on men and women to "find adventure by enlisting in the U.S. Army and Women's Army Corps." This pamphlet argued for pay equity for women, citing women's roles in supporting families, as well as being skilled laborers who were instrumental for the war effort In 1944, skilled female workers made an average weekly wage of $31.21 while skilled male workers earned $54.65 weekly. Comes with a poster enticing men and women to "find adventure by enlisting in the U.S. Army and Women's Army Corps." The poster seems to date from wartime era. The Women's Army Corps was established in 1943 and took over the auxiliary unit formed just a year earlier, inserting women more fully into wartime production and operations. Two important artifacts representing American women's contributions to WWII.

Item #19670

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