Oshkosh B'Gosh Employees during World War II

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Record 930/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Esther Zimdars
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on postcard stock of Oshkosh B'Gosh Employees during World War II.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 12709
Notes Group photograph of Oshkosh B'Gosh Employees during World War II. Most of the workers are women. Two men stand on each side wearing the one-piece camouflage suits that Oshkosh B'Gosh produced for the Army during World War II. Two men in the front row are also wearing Army 1st pattern one-piece herringbone twill work suits or coveralls (possibly also made by Oshkosh B'Gosh). They are seated on bleachers behind a sign reading, "They're on their way to you, Men...ON TIME!". A sign at left reads, "Let's come through for our soldiers/They're coming through for us." and a sign at right, "Every minute counts/10,000 suits must be shipped by October 30."
Object ID P2004.55.4
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Zimdars, Esther
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects World War II
Military contracts
Clothing industry
Oshkosh B'Gosh
Women Factory Workers
War work
Group Photographs
Camouflage (Military science)
Title Oshkosh B'Gosh Employees during World War II
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