During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.
Women's Land Army dungarees, WLA, Land Girls, Home front, WW2, 1940's
Patriotic Poster ★ Women's Land Army of the U.S. Crop Corps Recruitment Poster from 1943 World War II, Pitch in and Help! Join the Women's Land Army of the U.S. Crop Corps, text over a collage women with Women's Land Army armbands performing assorted farm