The Human Machinery of War

The Human Machinery of War: Disability on the Front Lines and the Factory Floor, 1941-1945
The Problem of Women Workers

WWII Office of War Information  Poster: You Can't Snub Safety Clothing Without Inviting Accidents (Arrows Equal Glamourous But Unsafe!)

Office of War Information, 1941-1945,
"You Can't Snub Safety Clothing Without Inviting Accidents"

 

Photograph: Woman with Hair Styled up from Her Face and Neck
Office of War Information, 1943,
"Safe clothes for women war workers. The up-swept hairdress, or any modification of it, is the ideal coiffure for war work. It's neat, it's becoming, and above all, it's SAFE. Bendix Aviation Plant, Brooklyn, New York."
Office of War Information, 1943,
"Safe clothes for women war workers. The importance of keeping hair short and neat for industrial war work cannot be over-emphasized. Here Eunice Kimball, Bendix employee, gives a final pat to her newly-dressed hair. Bendix Aviation Plant, Brooklyn, New York."
Photograph: Woman Styling Her Hair in Front of a  Mirror
Photograph: Woman Worker Wearing Safety Gloves, Low-heeled Shoes, and a Scarf Covering her Hair
Office of War Information, between 1942 and 1945,
"Safe clothes for woman war workers."

Office of War Information, between 1942 and 1945,
"Safe clothes for woman war workers."

Photograph: Low-heeled Shoe

 

 

Photograph: Woman Worker Wearing Safety Googles and Hat
Office of War Information, between 1942 and 1945,
"Safe clothes for woman war workers."
Photograph: Woman with Hair Styled up from Her Face and Neck Photograph: Woman Styling Her Hair in Front of a  Mirror Photograph: Woman Worker Wearing Safety Gloves, Low-heeled Shoes, and a Scarf Covering her Hair Photograph: Low-heeled Shoe Photograph: Woman Worker Wearing Safety Googles and Hat WWII Office of War Information  Poster: You Can't Snub Safety Clothing Without Inviting Accidents (Arrows Equal Glamourous But Unsafe!)