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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 8: WAVES displaying objects associated with their jobs, NAS New York, 1945. [Photo 8] with link to larger version of photo.

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Questions for Photo 8

1. How many different types of uniforms are the WAVES wearing? What might account for the number of different uniforms?

2. A number of the WAVES are holding objects associated with their work including: record book, radio headset, machine gun ammunition belt, gun camera, electrical tape, navigational meter. What kind of job does each of these objects probably represent?

3. How many of these jobs do you think were traditionally womenís jobs prior to World War II? How many do you think were traditionally menís jobs prior to World War II?

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