WAAC - This is My War Too! - Small

  • 13128
  • Dan Smith
  • 9” x 12.5”
  •  1943
  • $140
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  • “WAAC-This Is My War Too!” is a 1943 WWII recruitment poster that proudly features a patriotic servicewoman with the American flag by Dan Smith.
     
    The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was founded in 1942 in order to supplement the stateside production for the armed forces. WAAC's initially served as switchboard operators, mechanics/arms repair, and bakers. Later positions expanded to office oriented assignments and drivers.
     
    The WAAC 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 WAAC 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 is on paper and is in excellent condition.
     
    We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.