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Back our girls over there - YWCA

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Title

Back our girls over there - YWCA

Description

The war opened a variety of employment opportunities to women. A 1918 YMCA “War Work for Women” pamphlet cited 1.5 million women engaged in “War Orders.” This YMCA poster by Clarence F. Underwood (1871-1929) illustrates a Signal Corps worker. Known as “Hello Girls” these women wore military uniforms and conformed to military law but were considered civilian military employees.
Y.W.C.A. poster for the United War Work Campaign showing a young woman seated at a switchboard with soldiers in the background.

Source

The Filson Historical Society Print Collection

Publisher

Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office

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Identifier

PR2070.0073

Citation

Underwood, Clarence, “Back our girls over there - YWCA,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 27, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1173.