Female worker cleaning the rifling of a BL 15 in gun, Coventry Ordnance Works, England, United Kingdom, 1914-1918 #WWI
Photo by Horace Nicholls
Farmerettes of the Woman’s Land Army of America took over farm work when the men were called to wartime service, c. 1917
From 1917 to 1919, the Woman’s Land Army of America brought more than 20,000 city and town women to rural America to take over farm work after men were called to war.
Most of these women had never before worked on a farm, but they were soon plowing fields, driving tractors, planting and harvesting. The Land Army’s “farmerettes” were paid wages equal to male farm laborers and were protected by an eight-hour workday. For many, the farmerettes were shocking at first—wearing pants!—but farmers began to rely upon the women workers.
Inspired by the women of Great Britain, organized as the Land Lassies, the Woman’s Land Army of America was established by a consortium of women’s organizations—including gardening clubs, suffrage societies, women’s colleges, civic groups, and the YWCA.
Read more at Smithsonian.com
Nojin, a fighter for the PYD, mans a checkpoint on the outskirts of Ras al-Ain.
“For us, there is no difference between women and men,” Dunya said.
Then she added: “But, women are better shooters than men. We’re more accurate.” One of the male fighters at the post was quick to agree.
"President Ronald Reagan greets CAPT. Grace Hopper as she arrives at the White House for her promotion to commodore, 12/15/1983"
Did you notice today’s Google Doodle dedicated to computing pioneer and U.S.Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday ? Our colleagues at the National Archives at Kansas City found this photo of then-Captain Hopper during her promotion to Commodore 30 years ago in December 1983.
(There are dozens more photos of Rear Admiral Hopper in our online catalog.)
Source: Optimystical Studios!
We keep talking about unlocking the Women In History portion of our Heroes & Inspirations line. But who are the Women in History we keep talking about?
The 1st 2 pictures are the portraits we’ve already commissioned so that you can see what we’re doing with the line. The rest will be created by some of the lovely lady artists working on our Scientist line, and some new lady artists as well.
This is our $7,000 stretch goal. We’re not too far away (as I’m writing we are a hair over $1,700 from that goal). And that closeness, coupled with the impending end of our Kickstarter (Monday 11/18 at 9:16 MST) is why we are making such a push to get there, and get there quick. We want to give people a chance to swap around pledges if they want, or increase them to include the Women In History. On top of that we would really like to try and unlock the Ladies of Literature line, but we can’t even really make a push for that until we’ve hit that $7,000 mark.
If you want postcards of these women, jewelry of these women, crystal earrings or pendants inspired by these women, and you want to support amazing women artists; then PLEASE consider donating. Postcards are a $10 pledge, or if you just want a thank you, every dollar helps.
Please also consider sharing this project with your friends & family. Let’s push the word out beyond our little bubble and out into the big wide world.
As a side note, we are doing a Stretch Bonus Surge until 6pm (MST) on 11/13/13 (Wednesday). If we can reach the $7,000 goal by that time, everyone who pledges $15 or more will get a bonus FREE piece of jewelry from one of our other collections with their reward.
So there is a perk to getting your pledges in now.
Well I’m interested! If you want to submit a post about it please feel free!
WAVES working on an SNJ training plane at NAS Jacksonville, during World War II.
Soviet sniper Sergeant Lyudmila Pavlichenko . With 309 confirmed kills, including 36 snipers, she was one of the very top Soviet snipers of WW2; date unknown.
An ex-housewife, now a full time ammunitions worker for the Vilter Manufacturing Company, works on making the M5 and M7 parts for the US Army in Milwaukee. Both her husband and brother are in the service overseas.