Artwork of the Week: August 23, 2021
Anonymous-North America, We’re in the Fight, Too! , 1942, poster, 19 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Brigham Young Museum of Art, gift of Phillip M. Flamer, 1942.
On August 26, 1920, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women full and equal voting rights. Since that time, it is referred to as National Women’s Equality Day.
This patriotic-colored poster, created by an anonymous artist, represents women equally supporting WWII from the home front by working on farms and producing food for the nation. Applied more broadly, women have been “in the fight” for over 100 years in advocating for equality.