Women's War Work

Poster, “Remember the girl behind the man behind the gun,” produced by the Y.W.C.A. War Work Council, 1917

Poster, “Remember the girl behind the man behind the gun,” produced by the Y.W.C.A. War Work Council, 1917

American women served their country during World War I. They worked as nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers, mechanics, agricultural workers, munition manufacturers, and garment and surgical dressers, among other jobs. This work demonstrated the abilities and civic dedication of women, helping to sway many who had been opposed to women’s suffrage.  

Illustration, “Win-the-War Women: The Nurse,” The Woman Citizen, 1918 May 4

Illustration, “Win-the-War Women: The Nurse,” The Woman Citizen, May 4, 1918

Broadside, “Woman Suffrage in War Time,” published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1918 July

Broadside, “Woman Suffrage in War Time,” published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, July 1918

Broadside, “Suffrage as a War Measure,” 1917 October

Broadside, “Suffrage as a War Measure,” October 1917