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The photographs taken by Charlotte T. McGraw, the official Women’s Army Corps photographer during World War II, offer the single most comprehensive visual record of the approximately 140,000 women who served in the U.S. Army during the war. This collection of 150 of McGraw’s photos includes pictures made in Africa, in England at the headquarters of the European Theater of Operations, in Asia and the Pacific, and in military hospitals in the United States.

Serving from July 1942 to August 1946, Captain McGraw provided more than 73,000 photographs to the War Department Bureau of Public Affairs. Her photographs were published in the New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, and used by the Associated Press and the United Press, as well as in recruiting posters, handouts and informational pamphlets, and in the most popular magazines of the era such as Time, Colliers, Women’s Home Companion, Parade, Saturday Evening Post, and Mademoiselle.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Maps
  2. p. viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Brief History of the Women’s Army Corps in World War II
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Captain McGraw’s Career
  2. pp. 9-17
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  1. Photographic Art of the 1930s and 1940s
  2. pp. 18-22
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  1. The Impact of McGraw’s Photos on the Home Front
  2. pp. 23-25
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  1. Captain McGraw’s Work
  1. Army Women “Free a Man to Fight”
  2. pp. 26-34
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  1. Modern and Ancient Worlds Meet in War
  2. pp. 35-46
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  1. People in Context: The Art of the Portrait
  2. pp. 47-58
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  1. Ordinary Life During War
  2. pp. 59-68
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  1. Photographs of Compassion and Assistance
  2. pp. 69-75
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  1. Capturing Images of the Damage to the Landscape
  2. pp. 76-82
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  1. Conclusion: Reflections on Her Work
  2. pp. 83-86
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  1. Appendix: Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and Women’s Army Corps Military Ranks
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 89
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826353412
Related ISBN
9780826353405
MARC Record
OCLC
852158329
Pages
112
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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