Slacks & Callouses SIGNED 1944 by Constance BOWMAN Women World War II Effort Bomber Factory


Title: Slacks and Callouses

Author: Constance Bowman
Illustrator: Clara Marie Allen

Description: Inscribed by author and signed by illustrator with a hand-sketched caricature of the two of them. Stated first edition. Sage-green cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. Some soiling to spine. Interior is unmarked and generally clean. Dust jacket chipped at spine ends; small chip to top edge of front panel and also to corner of rear panel; not price clipped ($2.00); in an archival sleeve. 176 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches.

The report of a woman's experience working in an airplane factory in San Diego during World War II, putting finishing touches on Liberator bombers. The narrative is both humorous and meant to inspire morale. Constance Hall Bowman (1918-2010) had been a teacher at San Diego High School who decided to join the war effort during her summer and accepted a position at a local factory.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
Place: New York - Toronto
Year: 1944

Keywords: Wold War II, WWII, WW II, women, factory work, homefront, home front, war effort, San Diego, California,

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