United States Navy (Mainbocher) - WAVES officer’s uniform - Wool, rayon - 1942, USA - Gift of Mrs. C.W. Vernon Jr. During World War Two, women of the U.S. Navy WAVES division wore uniforms designed by American-born couturier Mainbocher. Retired WAVE Joan Angel recalls that the uniform “gave me the bearing of a woman in whom great responsibilities were vested.” Each military service job taken by a woman was said to be “releasing a man to fight.” Photo by Irving Solero The Museum at FIT
American Women: The Forgotten Heroes of WWII
In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I’d shed a little light on those courageous women of the 1940’s who helped us not only to win WWII, but to change the course of history forever. Wom…
Straight Out Of The 40s | Found photos of Women | Glamour Daze
A time capsule of found photos of women in the 1940s. All snapped in magical Kodachtome color. They capture moments in time like no toher medium
Best wishes to you and your family! Here’s the menu from Thanksgiving Day, 1944 at the Fleet Service Schools in Norfolk. The menu is a part of the collection at the Naval History and H…
Navy Haute Couture - Women & the American Story
This 1942 "New York Herald Tribune" article provides information about the creation of uniforms for the United States Navy’s WAVES program.
U.S. NAVY WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service , WOMEN IN WWII 20284
On July 30, 1942, the WAVES became a World War II division of the U.S. Navy, and consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for "Women Accepted fo...
Navy - Serve with Pride and Patriotism Recruiting Poster
Final Dimensions (width x height): 18" x 24" This giclee print offers beautiful color accuracy on a highquality paper (235 gsm) that is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface. Giclee (French for "to spray") is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the papers surface creating natural color transitions. Item #10555868