Woman in Work Costume Officially Approved by the Land Army of America, 1918

Summary

After the United States entered World War I in 1917, Americans worried about labor and food shortages as a result of men going off to fight. Organizations like the Women's Land Army and the Women's National Farm and Garden Association recruited and trained women to perform agricultural work across the country. This woman modeled the Land Army uniform.

After the United States entered World War I in 1917, Americans worried about labor and food shortages as a result of men going off to fight. Organizations like the Women's Land Army and the Women's National Farm and Garden Association recruited and trained women to perform agricultural work across the country. This woman modeled the Land Army uniform.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1918

Subject Date

1918

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.0.10.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photographic processes

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 13.875 in

Width: 10.875 in

Inscriptions

written in ink on front: Officially approved / by the Land Army of America / Costume by / Best & Co / Fifth Ave at 35 St / New York City

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