"Women in Britain come into the factories. Ask at any employment exchange for advice and full details." Published in 1941 by the British Ministry of Information. Artwork by Donald Zec. - WWII propaganda poster Great Britain (UK), women war workers
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
For Your Country's Sake Today - For Your Own Sake Tomorrow, 1944 Recruiting poster for the armed services. Illustration by Savage Steele depicts four women, each representing each of the military branches. Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
In 1939, on the eve of World War Two, the British governmental department, The Ministry of Information produced public reassurance posters in uniform design for the purpose of steadying the nerves of the general public and boosting morale at a time of war
WOW BANDANNA WOMEN ORDINANCE FACTORY WORKER OLD 1943 AD Brian Fabrics Broadway
"The WOW bandana, designed in accordance with U.S. Army specifications, is an attractive, safe, and unifying head covering to identify women ordance workers. About 27" square, it is available either in ordnance red with white ordnance insignia, or in white with red ordnance insignia. Every woman in your plant will want one - it's a "WOW" for morale!" (Ad, 1943) The head scarf with flaming bomb designs became the symbol of women working in war industries.