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Clothing Conservation Corps V for Victory on the Home Front

State College, Pennsylvania: Penn State School of Agriculture, 1942. Featuring a "V for Victory" style illustration on the front, this pamphlet encourages American housewives to buy clothing carefully and conserve the clothing they do have, in order to support the troops abroad. At this time, cotton fabric was rationed, as well as other textiles needed by the military. As a result, silhouettes were simplified to avoid waste, and frequent changes in trend or style avoided. Tri-fold pamphlet (9" by 4" folded), illus. with cartoons and "V for Victory" image on front. Ink stamp of Verna M. Criss to front. Criss (1901-1992) was a home economist who worked with the Pennsylvania Extension Service, affiliated with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Penn State University. She presented a radio program on home economics in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for twenty years. Very good. Minor toning.

Price: $200.00

Item #23001901

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