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Photographing "Government Girls:" Esther Bubley, Wartime Femininity, and the Office of War Information

Beadle, Meaghan
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Beadle, Meaghan
Advisor
Hale, Grace
Abstract
While working for the Office of War Information in 1943, Esther Bubley made photographs of young women working and living in Washington, D.C. Her photography distinctively depicts a woman’s view of wartime femininity and female sexuality that is grounded in her status as a young woman who is, in many ways, a prime example of her single female subjects. Reading Bubley’s images in the contexts of her personal history, the broader social history, and the visual culture of her time allows for a fuller understanding of her photography that moves past the superficial and accesses a new visual record of wartime gender roles that counters imagery of women that men made for government propaganda and mass media.
Date Received
20140503
Published
University of Virginia, Department of History, MA (Master of Arts), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-22
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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