The "Coverette" garment (a jumper slack suit) designed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for female farm workers during World War II

ID: SIA RU007091 [SIA2015-003213]

Creator: United States

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Image No. SIA2015-003213

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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.

Subject

United States Bureau of Home Economics

Notes

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Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Image No. SIA2015-003213

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1941

Topic

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

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007091 [SIA2015-003213]

Physical description

Photographic prints; 7 x 5