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      Propaganda Posters, The girl he left behind ... is a WOW #worldwarII #propaganda

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      War poster women left behind stay faithful | Americana | Art | She's a WOW campaign for the women helping support our soldiers during the war |

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    Caption on back reads: "Miss Gladys Theus, one of the fastest and most efficient welders at the Kaiser Company Permanente Metals Corporation yards near Oakland, Calif., is sticking to her job until final victory is won. A native of Pueblo, Col., she has been employed in the shipyard for the last two years. She says: 'Everytime I put in one more day on a ship, I know we are moving one day closer to V-E and V-J Days.'" - From the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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    1941: A woman employed in a government factory at work filling smoke flares for the RAF. She wears a mask for protection against injurious gases. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images) ~

    Trackwomen in 1943. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1940 - 1945 via the US National Archives

    WWII ~

    Woman working on ordnance, General Motors Corp., Pontiac, MI - Date: ca. 1941-1945 (Rights: Please cite Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library when using this image file.)

    Florida State College for Women students experimenting in the chemical lab: Tallahassee, Florida Date: ca. 1940 (love the short haircut on the left!)

    Canadian Women's Army Corps, World War II: 1944 -1945

    Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation - 1944

    Secretaries, housewives, waitresses, women from all over central Florida are getting into vocational schools to learn war work. - 1942

    During WWII, Helen Richey commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases.

    Illustration showing the Army Nurse Corps seersucker uniforms. Also illustrated here is the Nurses' Utility Bag ~

    June 1943. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Women garage attendants at the Atlantic Refining Company.

    A 12 year old girl welder for the Australian Air Force in 1943, WWII

    World War II Packages from Home During Christmas The Red Cross Preparing Packages to Send to Troops in 1942

    Women at War - WWII in Uniform, 1940s.

    how to dress for work in the shipyards, WWII fashion

    Women At Work

    Women! You are Needed in the National Fire Service Unknown © IWM(Art.IWM PST 13894)

    Women get it done! ~ Liberty magazine cover illustration by Herbert Paus, ca. 1940s.

    While the war increased employment options for women, opportunities were not equal. Women were only allowed to work in certain capacities, such as detailing maps as shown in this poster, and were not granted permanent status during the war. National Archives, Records of the Office of Government Reports

    Female Dispatch Riders. Pinner says, "My partner's grandmother was a dispatch motorcycle rider. One occasion, she rode through the streets in the dark during a bombing raid. A heroine!"

    CWAC photographer Sgt. Karen Hermiston, the first woman photographer in the Canadian Army with a Speed Graphic camera ~

    Female gas station attendants assist a customer in San Francisco, CA - 1942 ~