Tuesday, February 11, 2014

colored photographs of factory women during wwII

So, I apologize in advance for the massive amount of WWII posts that I'll be posting. History has always been my favorite subject, and binge watching Bomb Girls has rekindled my love for this era. Plus, what's more inspiring than the women who helped win the war by working in factories while the men were fighting overseas?
"The war gave a lot of people jobs. It led them to expect more than they had before. People's expectations, financially, spirtitually, were raised. There was such a beautiful dream. We were gonna reach the end of the rainbow... I remember a woman saying on the bus that she hoped the war didn't end until she got her refridgerator paid for. An old man hit her over the head with an umbrella. He said, 'How dare you!' (Laughs.)" -Peggy Terry, a woman who worked in a munitions factory during WWII

"I think a lot of women said, Screw that noise. 'Cause they had a taste of freeedom, they had a taste of making their own money, a taste of spending their own money, making their own decisions. I think the beginning of the women's movement had its seeds right there in World War Two." -Dellie Hahne, an educator who worked as a nurse's aid for the Red Cross during WWII

PS: If you're interested in learning more about WWII, check out this amazing book. It features beautiful photographs with informative captions from my very own hometown! ;)


  1. Added Bomb Girls to my Netflix queue a while back, I think I'm officially convinced that I need to start watching!