This outfit designed for female factory workers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture had removable sleeves

ID: SIA RU007091 [SIA2015-003211]

Creator: United States

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Image No. SIA2015-003211

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Summary

In 1940, the Clothing and Textile Division of the Bureau of Home Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, exhibited clothing styles designed to accommodate new roles for women in the industrial workplace. Coverettes and one-piece suits were intended to provide modest covering, adaptable for all climates, and with plenty of pockets. Emily C. Davis's article for Science News Letter (July 19, 1941) even included a pattern for the hat shown on the model.

Subject

United States Bureau of Home Economics

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Image No. SIA2015-003211

Date

1941

Topic

  • Factories
  • Women
  • Employees
  • Clothing and dress
  • Factories--Women employees

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007091 [SIA2015-003211]

Physical description

Photographic prints; 7 x 5

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