Color Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s

A colorful insight to the 1940s –

Color Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s---B-Anthony-Stewart
Stunning photo of two young women relaxing on the Cliffs of Dover – circa 1944 – photo © B-Anthony-Stewart

These luscious color photographs of women in the 1940s reside in the National Geographic Creative website where you can license high resolution images. Glamourdaze honed in on two staff photographers whose stunning color images of young women taken in America and Great Britain during the 1940 war years evoke a real authentic image of women’s fashion in the 1940s the era. They could have been snapped yesterday.

-HColor Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s - Hamphire-England--B.-ANTHONY-STEWART
Outside a typical English pub in Hampshire England. Photo © B Anthony Stewart
Color Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s England - J-Baylor-Roberts
Two women and child on their way home from local grocery – Cheltenham in Glouchestershire – photo © Jay Baylor Roberts
Permanent-wave-home-styling-at-home—circa-1940s—Saint-Paul,-Minnesota—Photo © B-Anthony-Stewart

B Anthony Stewart, who hailed from Virginia was a master of composition and is now considered one of the greatest of National Geographic  portrait photographers .My personal favorite is the iconic image of two young women relaxing above the Cliffs of Dover in England. In July 1959 National Geographic ended its century long policy of having no photographs on its cover, and it was B Anthony Stewart photograph which was chosen to be the first.
Jay Baylor Roberts, a former Marine, was chief photographer for both the Washington Post and New York Times before joining the National Geographic in the 1930s. His images evoked a similar US pride to the artwork of Norman Rockwell but with a more photo journalist style.

1940s Wartime Women Memorabilia

1940s British Wartime Women Books

Carnival Queens-Saint-Paul-Minnesota- Photo © B-Anthony-Stewart

This author has a personal collection of National Geographic stretching back to the 1920s. They are my pride and joy. “Life in Color” was the ethos of this magazine. Over the decades we are invited through a looking glass in to another world and era and the quality of the color photography and printing in particular makes this possible.

1940s-woman—Santa-Catalina-Island—1944 – © B Anthony Stewart


Students from George-Washington-University – circa 1944—photo ©B-Anthony-Stewart
A group of women – Jack-Fletcher—National-Geographic—Ottawa
Color photos of 1940s women - hosiery and stockings
Young worker at Davenport hosiery mills doing quality checks on colorful pairs of stockings – circa 1944 – © Jay Baylor Roberts
Two-college-girls-in-South-Dakota-1943---Jay Baylor Roberts
Two-college-girls-in-South-Dakota – circa 1945 – photo ©Jay Baylor Roberts
1940s girls – Springfield,-Massachusetts-1940s- ®B-Anthony-Stewart

That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2017
Images ©National Geographic

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