Safety Garb for Women Workers, ca. 1943

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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  • abberdab 6y

    Where do I sign up? :D
  • The U.S. National Archives 6y

    Very funny! We feel like this photo definitely invites witty alternative captions.
  • Samm Bennett 5y

    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...
  • BigBean 5y

    I gotta get me one of them plastic safety bras.
    Sounds so comfy...
  • Enric Martinez 5y

    @BigBean... dunno about 'comfyness', but we must admit that it doesn't lack certain fetischitic attractive, lol
  • Ken Bergman 3y

    Here is another type of safety bra.
  • Olga Kim 2y

    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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