These images are stunning. Not only do they showcase a few of the millions of “Rosie the Riveters” who worked in the defense industry during this time, but they do so in such brilliant quality. Kodachrome film was first sold in 1935, but it was discontinued in 2009, though its legacy through photos like these (plus iconic images like “the Afghan Girl”) still lives.
Most of the images are from Shorpy, but they were compiled here, where many other lovely images of 1940s America can be found.
Fashion of the farmland: A poster encouraging women to take over the farms of the men fighting in war. The outfit is rich with colors of the earth; pine green blouse, a mustard collared shirt and tan jodphers. A woman can stay fashionable while still working hard.