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Woman's Place In War - Radio Repairing

Woman's Place In War - Radio Repairing

ID# 14044
Michael Ramus
25" x 38"
(64cm x 97cm)
Regular price €653,95 EUR
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A diligent member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) burns the midnight oil repairing an important radio in this 1944 WWII poster by Michael Ramus. Her focus is intense; her job clearly paramount to the winning of the War.

The Women's Army Corps was founded in 1942 in order to supplement stateside production for the American Armed Forces. WAC members initially served as switchboard operators, mechanics/arms repairpeople, and bakers. Later positions expanded to office oriented assignments and drivers.

The WAC program encountered a strong critical reaction, painting the women as, at best, taking jobs from men, and, at worst, as lesbians or consorts to servicemen. This necessitated a wide promotional campaign, which sought to portray the women as patriotic and to show them involved in the war effort. Clothing designers produced outfits based on the WAC uniform for commercial sale.

About 150,000 American women served during World War II. The WAC division lasted until 1978, when female service-members were integrated into their corresponding areas of the Armed Forces.

Michael Ramus (1917-2005) was an Italian-born illustrator who studied at Princeton and the Art Student's League of New York City. During WWII, Ramus served four years in the Army as a poster designer. He moved into modern sculptural art after the War and worked within that medium for the rest of his career.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is on paper and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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