Ration cards, Air Wardens and pinup girls. Hear the hidden stories of daily life during World War II in Westport, Connecticut and towns like it, with a special focus on untold stories of local teens and their contributions to the war effort. For more info and to see original documents and photos see the resources below.
Images of Ms. Greta Peterson from the Museum’s Collection
On Pearl Harbor
- Evans, R. (2017, December 7). On the front page: A look back at Pearl Harbor. The New York Public Library.
- Westbrook, Robert B. “‘I Want a Girl, Just Like the Girl That Married Harry James’: American Women and the Problem of Political Obligation in World War II.” American Quarterly 42, no. 4 (1990): 587–614.
- Buszek, Maria Elena. Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture. Duke University Press, 2006.
- Costello, John. Virtue Under Fire: How World War II Changed Our Social and Sexual Attitudes. New York, N.Y.: Fromm International Pub. Corp., 1987.
- Meyerowitz, Joanne. “Women, Cheesecake, and Borderline Material: Responses to Girlie Pictures in the Mid-Twentieth-Century U.S.” Journal of Women’s History 8, no. 3 (1996): 9-35.