Saturday, July 25, 2015

Postwar World: Women's Fashion

Welcome to another Stickleback Saturday episode of A Bird's-Eye View of the Postwar World!  We had recently been perusing the cartoons in this 1944 pamphlet which concern how the end of the war would affect the fairer sex, and there is one cartoon that recognizes the Women's Army Corps:

Cartoonist Harvey Johnson's returning WAC may not have made entirely practical clothing choices, but sometimes you really gotta cut loose. Footloose. Kick off your army boots.

This next woman, however, is looking into something exceedingly practical, as long as she doesn't live in, say, Arizona.

I think this is another cartoon by Fritz Wilkinson -- the signature is difficult to make out, but the technique of using swaths of benday wash in the background matches some of the other cartoons with neater penmanship.

Here's another Wilkinson cartoon, just because.

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