American actress Billie Burke (famous to modern audiences as Glinda the good witch in the 1939 MGM Wizard of Oz) wearing her United States Food Administration uniform during the First World War
United States Food Administration uniform from the American Women in the First World War collection.
Kittyinva: The Social Hygiene Division of the U.S. Army gave thousands of young men their first sex-ed classes! This was an era where the chivalric tradition was still held up as the ideal for young men, and they were reminded they did not want to bring home a disease to their wife or future wife. They were taught about condoms and urged to use them. They were also told that obsessing about wine, women and song was a sign of a weak mind, and they should be honorable and mindful of their duty - both to the army and their own self-respect. Pretty amazing, really. High ideals, mixed with Christian morality and the hard-headed realization that young men will be interested in sex. So they warned them not to do it, told them what could happen, and gave them means to prevent venereal disease. Despite all the moralising, pretty forward-thinking, IMO.
Via T of Dias que Voam blog.
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Portuguese publishing house O Século organizes a subscription of clothes, to be sent to Portuguese soldiers fighting in the war. The packages are exibited in the salon of magazine Ilustração Portugueza, and visited by members of the government, including the Portuguese president, Bernardino Soares (photos by Benoliel).