Story: Rural clothing

Land girls and Eleanor Roosevelt

Land girls and Eleanor Roosevelt

Three land girls hold lambs while Eleanor Roosevelt looks on, in Rotorua in 1943. Land girls managed farms and did farm work while men were away fighting in the Second World War. They were supplied with a uniform – including the overalls that all three wear.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000552; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Womenswear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18474/land-girls-and-eleanor-roosevelt (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008