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Women and the Home Front During World War II: Images & Artifacts

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Sample Images at MNHS

Evelyn Lightner working in the American Red Cross' mobile canteen                 Office of Price Administration ration board.     nn Ginn of the War Production Board Salvage Committee donating hosiery for defense.   Woman with home canned food to supplement food purchased under rationing   Manufacturing ammunition, Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, Arden Hills.     Red Cross women working in canteen                  Women from Walker and Cass Lake enroute to detassel corn in southern Minnesota during manpower shortage.

Sample Artifacts at MNHS

Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide   War Gardens for Victory   I've found the job where I fit best!     Rationing means a fair share for all of us             Ration books             Wanted! For Murder - Her careless talk costs lives

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