The wonderful Gene Demby of nprcodeswitch goes long on the history of “dangerous” street fashion, drawing a line from the sagging pants panic of today to Los Angeles’s zoot suit riots of the 40s: buff.ly/1lYhBqo
Lowell’s debut full-length, WE LOVER HER DEARLY, has been absolutely making our week. You can find it on Spotify, buy it from Arts & Crafts, or check out the official video for its lead single RIGHT! HERE!
BONUS DAMES CONTENT! The header material for this post: The inimitable janellemonae!! On Sesame Street! Telling you to keep working for your dreams! Truly, it’s what everyone needs to hear just about every day.
This photo is titled “Riveter at Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, CA”. The women pictured is donning a headscarf, similar to the one cultural icon “Rosie the Riveter” wears. “Rosie the Riveter” became a powerful symbol of feminism for women working in factories producing munitions and war supplies. National Archives Identifier: 522880
I would really, really like to learn how to tie a headscarf in my hair like this.
"Jenny on the Job" was a series of posters issued by the Public Health Services in 1943 created by artist Kula Robbins. This specific poster is titled "Jenny on the Job - Wears styles designed for victory", depicting what women working in the factories and around machines were expected to wear. In today’s Pieces of History post, you can read more about how women’s pivotal role in the workforce during WWII greatly influence the fashion trends of the decade. National Archives Identifier: 514684.