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Láminas de Mujeres en Guerra (1939-1945)

Recopilación de láminas de uniformes de mujeres en la Guerra durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial (1939-1945).

1942 United States Navy WAVES officer’s uniform, wool and rayon, by Mainbocher, USA.I have this uniform in my closet.

WAVE uniform

United States Navy (Mainbocher) - WAVES officer’s uniform - Wool, rayon - 1942, USA - Gift of Mrs. C.W. Vernon Jr. During World War Two, women of the U.S. Navy WAVES division wore uniforms designed by American-born couturier Mainbocher. Retired WAVE Joan Angel recalls that the uniform “gave me the bearing of a woman in whom great responsibilities were vested.” Each military service job taken by a woman was said to be “releasing a man to fight.” Photo by Irving Solero The Museum at FIT

Vintage Magazine: Jan 1945 - The Australian Women's Weekly magazine featuring women in uniform

American Women: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II - Women of .

American Women: The Forgotten Heroes of WWII

In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I’d shed a little light on those courageous women of the 1940’s who helped us not only to win WWII, but to change the course of history forever. Wom…

Boot Training

It was a big change for students Iowa State Teacher’s College in fall of 1942. Imagine heading to campus and seeing a sea of uniforms. The Old Gold, the yearbook for the Iowa State Teachers C…

WAVE Ensign Abigail Donohue demonstrates the Link Celestial Navigation Training device at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The photograph comes from the National Archives. National Archives, Rhode Island, Waves, Celestial, Reading, Wwii, Training, Link, Books

Celestial Navigation

WAVE Ensign Abigail Donohue demonstrates the Link Celestial Navigation Training device at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Kodachrome Girls: 40 Extraordinary Color Snapshots That Capture Everyday Women’s Style of the

Straight Out Of The 40s | Found photos of Women | Glamour Daze

A time capsule of found photos of women in the 1940s. All snapped in magical Kodachtome color. They capture moments in time like no toher medium

The Physical Exam Wwii, Physics, Waves, World War Ii, Physics Humor, Beach Waves, World War Two, Wave

The Physical Exam

Ever wonder if you have what it takes to become a WAVE? Attached is the physical exam from August 21, 1942 for would-be WAVE officer Winnifred Quick. You’ll note that her vision was perfect, …

 Here's the menu from Thanksgiving Day, 1944 at the Fleet Service Schools in Norfolk. The menu is a part of the collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes to you and your family! Here’s the menu from Thanksgiving Day, 1944 at the Fleet Service Schools in Norfolk. The menu is a part of the collection at the Naval History and H…

Navy WAVE instructor taught instrument flying to WWII pilots, including her future husband

Navy Haute Couture - Women & the American Story S Wave, Scouts Of America, American Story, 1940s Dresses, United States Navy, Historical Society, World War Ii, Postwar, Ww2

Navy Haute Couture - Women & the American Story

This 1942 "New York Herald Tribune" article provides information about the creation of uniforms for the United States Navy’s WAVES program.

Inside cover - How to serve your country in the WAVES Old Post Office, Reading Room, Waves, Country, Rural Area, Beach Waves, Country Music, Wave

How to serve your country in the WAVES

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On July the WAVES became a World War II division of the U. Navy, and consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for "Women Accepted fo.

U.S. NAVY WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service , WOMEN IN WWII 20284

On July 30, 1942, the WAVES became a World War II division of the U.S. Navy, and consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for "Women Accepted fo...

Navy - Serve with Pride and Patriotism Recruiting Poster Travel Giclee Print - 46 x 61 cm Vintage Nurse, Vintage Ads, Anthony Michael Hall, Happy Nurses Week, Vintage Art Prints, Tropical Art, Reproduction, Travel Posters, Find Art

Navy - Serve with Pride and Patriotism Recruiting Poster

Final Dimensions (width x height): 18" x 24" This giclee print offers beautiful color accuracy on a highquality paper (235 gsm) that is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface. Giclee (French for "to spray") is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the papers surface creating natural color transitions. Item #10555868