The Government's Girls: How the United States Government Used War Poster Art to Recruit Women to the Workforce During World War Two

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This paper discusses research on the recruitment of women via the medium of posters during World War Two (1941-1945).

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Pierce, Danielle; Way, Jennifer & Dupont, Jill April 15, 2004.

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  • Main Title: The Government's Girls: How the United States Government Used War Poster Art to Recruit Women to the Workforce During World War Two
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This paper discusses research on the recruitment of women via the medium of posters during World War Two (1941-1945).

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20 p.

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This paper discusses research on the recruitment of women via the medium of posters during World War Two (1941-1945). The purpose of the paper is to illuminate predominant practices by poster artists and argues that poster artists recruited women by creating two types of poster imagery, Static and Active. The article is informed by a comprehensive review of literature, including primary and secondary sources and several visual analyses conducted by the author. The article concludes that poster artwork shares visual traits with commercial and illustrational artwork created for female viewers prior to the war.

First Annual University Scholars Day, 2004, Denton, Texas, United States.

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  • The Eagle Feather, 2004, Denton: University of North Texas. Honors College

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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 1
  • Issue: 2004
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Pierce, Danielle; Way, Jennifer & Dupont, Jill. The Government's Girls: How the United States Government Used War Poster Art to Recruit Women to the Workforce During World War Two, paper, April 15, 2004; [Denton, Texas]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84354/: accessed February 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.