Military Women as Cover Girls

Military women showed up on a wide variety of magazine covers.  WAVE Leader Mildred McAfee was featured on a cover of the news magazine Time. Military women in various uniforms showed up on fashion publications Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Other magazines catering to specialty audiences, like the New Yorker or romance publications, similarly showcased women in the military.

These Life covers show how women were used in military-themed covers. In the upper, a woman bids farewell to a soldier from a train station. She’s in civilian clothes and the man is in a uniform.  In the lower cover, a quasi-military woman is shown at work: she’s one of the women who would be part of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.

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