Recruiting posters and brochures are a great resources not only for information about the U.S. military, but also for the history of graphic design and cultural attitudes about women.
The Women Veterans Historical Project recently acquired two new WAF (Women in the Air Force) recruiting posters.
In the dark about your future? enjoy travel…prestige…and excellent job opportunities in the WAF is from 1960 and was designed by the team of John Morning and Sheldon Streisand (sadly, no relation to Barbra). This poster packs quite a visual punch!
Forecast with a smile–who cares about the weather? is from 1968. Well, it IS the first lieutenant’s job, so I hope her commanding officer cares!