High Quality Gilcee prints on Linen paper with small white border for easy framing. Giclee is a fine art printing method using archival inks and fine art acid-free paper with excellent depth and vividness of color. Option of 11" x 14 " or 8" x 10" prints.
Focus On Your Home Life
Focus on Your Homelife is part of my "Warrior Women " series: A warrior woman sees what is needed, keeps her eye on the good for all, and is ready to implement bold steps. She bands together with others to make things happen.
The woman in this photo, taken around 1917, was likely a member of the first Women's Land Army started by British women at the outbreak of WWI to ensure that England's food supply wasn't interrupted while so many men were away at war. It was so successful that it was taken up by American women in both WWI and II. The impact of women’s participation to keep America’s agricultural system operating and food on the table can’t be underestimated. The Labor Information Bulletin estimated that three million women made up 27 percent of the entire agricultural labor force, working on farms in 1943. The U.S. Women's Bureau reported that the percentage of women employed in agriculture rose from 8 percent in 1940 to 22.4 percent in 1945.
This" Land Lass" has a purposeful and competent look about her, how it might feel when you've accomplished something tangible and physical. I can't help but think about how the lives of "Land Lasses" might have been changed as a result. Farm work was physically hard, often messy, and required a whole new set of skills, especially for those who came from the cities. They were outdoors learning about the plants that sustain us and the care of a variety animals. They likely rose with the sunrise and went to bed with the sunset. Women drove tractors and operated machinery.
To learn more aboutthe contributions of Women's Land Armies visit click on her in the Warrior Women's Gallery.