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U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares to weld hinges onto a series of gates on For... More

Loads of gold coming down trail from tomboy mine to Telluride, Colo.

Loads of gold coming down trail from tomboy mine to Telluride, Colo.

Stereograph shows gold coming down trail, on horse-drawn wagons, to Telluride, Colorado. J141425 U.S. Copyright Office. No. (44)-10648; U-119002.

When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting

When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting

When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting office near her hometown of Gallup, N.M., after graduating high school, she knew she wanted to take control of her life, and she wanted to do it her ... More

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto ... More

PepComicNo71pp35

PepComicNo71pp35

Perennial tomboy Li'l Jinx raises another ruckus in the back pages of Pep Comics number 71. Artwork by Joe Edwards.

PepComics70

PepComics70

Role-reversal in advertising: in this 1949 confectionery advertisement, it's the young heroine who saves the infant (and the puppy) from the onrushing fire-engine. While postwar comic books usually upheld trad... More

PollyPigtailsNo28

PollyPigtailsNo28

Tizzie tries her hand at gardening on the cover of Polly Pigtails number 28 (May, 1948). As the 1940s began to wind down, publishers tried to broaden their demographics, experimenting with more "child-friendly... More

PollyPigtailsNo28pp18

PollyPigtailsNo28pp18

Tizzie goes bird-watching in Polly Pigtails number 28, May 1948. Aimed squarely at a young female audience, Polly Pigtails promoted postwar family values, featuring stories, comic strips and articles believed t... More

Tomboy001

Tomboy001

Gag strip from Tip Top Comics number 152 (United Features, March 1949). Ed Dodd's Back Home Again compared "the good old days" of the early 1900s to life in the postwar era. In this scene, an archetypal tomboy... More

Tomboy002

Tomboy002

Role-reversal in comic strips: while high spirited girls had appeared in newsprint since the early 1900s, the tomboy archetype gained increasing popularity during the postwar era - possibly reflecting the vital... More

Tomboy003

Tomboy003

Li'l Jinx in hot water again. While high spirited girls had appeared in newsprint since the early 1900s, the tomboy archetype gained increasing popularity during the postwar era - possibly reflecting the vital ... More

John George Brown - The Tomboy