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Library of Congress: Women's fashions

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I have recently posted many photographs from the Library of Congress collections, mainly showing men's fashions. So I thought I would add some of the women's fashions:

These all come from the U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs

Fashion show presented by the Chrysler Girls' Club of the Chrysler Corporation at Saks Fifth Avenue store. Girl in a hostess gown 1942
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Detroit, Michigan. Fashion show presented by the Chrysler Girls' Club of the Chrysler Corporation at Saks Fifth Avenue store. Typical American girl 1942
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Detroit, Michigan. Fashion show presented by the Chrysler Girls' Club of the Chrysler Corporation at the Saks Fifth Avenue store. Girl modeling a brassiere and girdle 1942
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Detroit, Michigan. Fashion show presented by the Chrysler Girls' Club of the Chrysler Corporation at the Saks Fifth Avenue store. 1942
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Mannequin modelling coat, made at the Jersey Homesteads garment factory, at the showroom in New York City 1936
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Ladies' coats manufactured at the cooperative garment factory, Hightstown, New Jersey 1936
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Woman and son downtown at the parade, Cincinnati, Ohio 1938
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Migrant woman from Arkansas in roadside camp, Berrien County, Michigan 1940
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Woman and child, flood refugees in schoolhouse, Sikeston, Missouri 1937
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Sharecropper woman worker, Southeast Missouri Farms 1938
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There are loads more on there.
 

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and there are also colour photos. These are from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs:

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Irene Bracker, mother of two children, employed at the roundhouse as a wiper, Clinton, Iowa 1943
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Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. 1942
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Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., checking to see if the proper numbers of parts were received and placed in the proper bin, Inglewood, Calif. 1942
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Electronics technician, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio 1941
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Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. 1942
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Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. 1942
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Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa 1943
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This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, Calif. 1942
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One of the girls of Vilter [Manufacturing] Co. filing small gun parts, Milwaukee, Wisc. 1943
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Japanese-American camp, war emergency evacuation, [Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, Calif.] 1942/1943
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This selection are from the Harris & Ewing Collection:

Washington DC (1924)
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Women's Tennis League Section Leaders (undated)
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1924:
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Munitions Workers (1918)
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WOMEN AUTO RACERS. MISS ELINOR BLEVINS (1915)
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WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION. MRS. LILLIAN STEVENS AND MRS. ANNA GORDON (1911)
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Prominent Republican women call on Pres. to discuss the part of women will play in the coming election. Lft to rt.: Miss Lucille Atcherson, State Dept., Mrs. B.P. Bruggmann, US Compensation Comm., Miss Mabel W. Willebrandt, Asst. Atty. Gen.; Mrs. Mary Anderson, Chmn., Woman's Bur., Labor Dept.; Miss Anne Webster, Chmn. Nat'l League of Women Voters; Miss Julia Lathrop, 1st Vice-Chmn., Nat'l League Women Voters; Miss Grace Abbott, Head Children's Bur., Labor Dept. (1924)
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LEADING FIGURES AT TONIGHT'S JAMBOREE FOR PROMINENT WOMEN BY NEWSPAPERWOMEN. WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 9. THE WOMEN'S NATIONAL PRESS CLUB HAD ITS ANNUAL STUNT PARTY AND DINNER FOR THE WIVES OF PROMINENT NATIONAL FIGURES AND FOR WOMEN PROMINENT IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. THE AFFAIR IS FEATURED BY A SKIT WHICH POKES FUN AT THE DOINGS OF WOMEN IN THE NATIONAL POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT HERE, AND THIS TIME LAYS PARTICULAR EMPHASIS UPON THE FUTURE FIRST LADY. L TO R: ROSA PONSELLE, WHO SANG FOR THE GROUP; MRS. THOMAS E. DEWEY; MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; RUBY BLACK, PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB; AND GRACIE ALLEN WHO IS, SHE SAYS OVER THE AIR, RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT (1940)
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Since you like them, here are a few more from the U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs:

Two women wearing print dresses and large straw hats, resting on a park bench in street 1939
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Meeting of the women's club. Tygart Valley Homesteads, West Virginia 1939
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Turkey Pond, near Concord, New Hampshire. Women workers employed by U.S. Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill. Ruth DeRoche and Norma Webber, eighteen year old "pit-women," relaxing after lunch 1943
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Women selling ice cream and cake, Scotts Run, West Virginia 1935
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Group of Negro women at revival meeting, La Forge, Missouri 1938
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Women playing bingo, a very popular game at state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 1938
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Two farm women at the dinner of the all day community sing. Pie Town, New Mexico 1940
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Shenandoah(?), Pennsylvania. Two women on a street corner, near a Protestant church, on Sunday morning 1938
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Women in Upper Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania 1940
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Women being transported from Memphis, Tennessee to an Arkansas plantation 1937
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