Safety Garb for Women Workers, ca. 1943

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    Original Caption: Safety garb for women workers. The uniform at the left, complete with the plastic "bra" on the right, will prevent future occupational accidents among feminine war workers. Los Angeles, California. Acme, ca. 1943

    U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: 86-WWT-33(41)

    World War, 1939-1945

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    1. abberdab 58 months ago | reply

      Where do I sign up? :D

    2. The U.S. National Archives 58 months ago | reply

      Very funny! We feel like this photo definitely invites witty alternative captions.

    3. John(cardwellpix) 54 months ago | reply

      Yea .. ! knockout pic !
      I think the girl showing of her best asets, in the middle of the
      production line, WOULD cause ' Bad Accidents ' !! ...

    4. Samm Bennett 51 months ago | reply

      Vaguely reminiscent of certain Mardi Gras behavior, except that this lady just doesn't look all that happy about the revealing that's going on...

    5. BigBean 51 months ago | reply

      I gotta get me one of them plastic safety bras.
      Sounds so comfy...

    6. Enric Martinez 50 months ago | reply

      @BigBean... dunno about 'comfyness', but we must admit that it doesn't lack certain fetischitic attractive, lol

    7. wandering tattler 25 months ago | reply

      Here is another type of safety bra.

    8. scrnnmna 13 months ago | reply

      I like how wide and roomy pants/slacks legs used to be back then, and they are the perfect length. These days, I can't find a decent dress or skirt that isn't short and above the knees and jeans and pants are so long you have to roll them up or wear 4 inch heels. Stupid. The fashion/garment industry, these days, is really, really, stupid.

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