During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.
Patriotic Poster ★ Women's Land Army of the U. Crop Corps Recruitment Poster from 1943 World War II, Pitch in and Help! Join the Women's Land Army of the U. Crop Corps, text over a collage women with Women's Land Army armbands performing assorted farm
Corsetra's sewing diary - Women's Land Army Breeches pattern and review of an extant pair of breeches from 1917 ( WWI ). Would be great for period things, and awesome for a lady's Steampunk outfit, too...
World War II poster, 1944: Pitch in and help! Join the Women's Land Army of the U.S. Crop Corps. Artist: Hubert Morley. Sponsor: Women's Land Army of America. Created/Published: U.S. Govt Printing Office. via Boston Public Library. #history #americanhistory #WWII