Monday, December 2, 2013


The Woman Who Lost Her Head

"This woman is the national nightmare. At the first scent of victory she walks out on her war job, walks into the shops.  She buys by the dozen, yawns at inflation, thinks she's pretty coony to stock up while the going is good.

Multiplied by the thousands, she is draining the shops, cornering merchandise needed by others, shooting up prices, paving the way for postwar breadlines. She is the disgrace, the despair of America - this hit and run shopper, this selfish, complacent little woman who has lost her head."

The Woman Who Lost Her Head
Photogrphy: Herbert Matter
Harper's Bazaar September 1943

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