Women at War Magnet Set of 4

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A collection of 4 magnets featuring WWI and WWII propaganda posters.

The World Wars brought about changing roles for women on the "home front." As men were drafted for service overseas, women were encouraged to fill factory jobs and a variety of other roles at home. This cultural and economic shift was partially reversed after WWII but planted the seeds for increasing numbers of women at every level of the workforce through the end of the 20th century. 

Propaganda posters that demonstrate this history showcase incredible illustrations and compelling graphic design. These posters depicted women in ways that were ennobling, diminishing, or both. From the steady gaze of the "WOW" (Woman Ordnance Worker), wrench in hand, to the young woman in a navy uniform coquettishly directing men to the nearest recruitment station.

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