February 25, 2013

Victory Corps: 1942

August 1942.

"Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms. Practicing on the rifle range in the school's basement." -- -- Shorpy Historical Photo Archive

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 25, 2013 12:48 PM
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It might be because my momma is from that milieu, but I now reckon that mid-century American women were the apotheosis of feminine grace and virtue. And it's been an inglorious long-way-downhill slide ever since. We really don't know what ve've got till it's gone. Even Paul Newman with his adoring gaze forever on Joanne Woodward agrees.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at February 25, 2013 4:21 PM

The M1922 Springfield trainer she's practicing with is probably worth +/-$1200 when you can find one. Neat little rifles they are.

Posted by: JimBobElrod at February 26, 2013 8:36 AM