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Learn a Skill - Join the WAC Original Vintage WWII Poster

Learn A Skill You'll Value All Your Life - WAC

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Regular price
¥71,400
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¥71,400
1944
25.5" x 35.75" - 65cm x 91cm
13709

The Women's Army Corps was founded in 1942 in order to supplement the stateside production for the armed forces. WAC members initially served as switchboard operators, mechanics/arms repair, 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 division lasted until 1978, when female service-members were integrated into their corresponding areas of the armed forces.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster has been archivally backed onto linen and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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