Red and white scarf worn by a female defense plant worker in Jacksonville during World War II.
Scarf, 2'10" x 1'5"
War work; Women; War; Ordnance industry; Ordnance testing;
During World War II, women were a big part of the work force in the United States. Overall, war manufacturing workers were women called women ordnance workers or WOW’s. This scarf is an artifact that tells a story about women who faced death everyday working to produce fuses, boosters, detonators, and primers. These women did not go to a war zone overseas but they were in the trenches in much the same way as soldiers. When I see this scarf, I think of all those unnamed women who worked so hard for their country. -Crystal Shurley
Jacksonville, Pulaski County. (Ark.)
Tales from the Vault - Celebrating 110 Years
Arkansas State Archives
Scarf, Arkansas World War II defense plant employees collection, MS.000396, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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