I'm loving these posters from 1944 developed by the US government aimed at women workers.
Prior to WWII, most women did not work outside of the home.
During the great war, however, most of the male workforce was shipped overseas in uniforms to fight as soldiers.
This meant, that for the first time in American history, women had to do the jobs that were previously reserved for only men.
Many of these jobs involved heavy lifting, manual labor, and factory work.
American women adapted quickly and soon they were packing parachutes, building planes, and even driving the fire trucks.
These posters tickle me just a little because they are so stereotypically feminine.
Ultimately, the men came back home when the war ended and the women lost the jobs.
No worries...shortly after women began to organize and fight for women's rights.
Woo-hoo...you go girl!