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G.i. and women's role cartoons
The following editorial cartoons related to GI life and the changing role of women during the war are from the Civilian Front newspaper, which collected them from various newspapers nationwide.
"Frankly, I think they're overdoing these GI haircuts."

"Frankly, I think they're overdoing these GI haircuts."

"I'm looking forward to the furlough, but I hate to think of eating my wife's cooking again."

"I'm looking forward to the furlough, but I hate to think of eating my wife's cooking again."

"Mother! Just look at what you did to one of our best guest towels!"

"Mother! Just look at what you did to one of our best guest towels!"

"We just settled a little argument about women's ability to turn out ammunition."

"We just settled a little argument about women's ability to turn out ammunition."

(Image and caption source: Various Newspaper Editorial Cartoons, Civilian Front Newspaper, 1942-1943. Folders 5-8, Box 34, Defense Council Records, OSA.)

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