10th January 2011

Question of the month . . .

During WW2 women used eyebrow pencil to . . .
a) Enhance their clevage
b) Draw lines down the back of thir carves to simulate stocking seams
c) Decorate unprinted broadcloth
d) Write letters to their GI boyfriends on the front line

Answer : They drew lines down the backs of their calves. Due to war rationing, stockings were hard to come by because nylon was needed to make parachutes. Women used ink, make-up or cold tea to darken their calves and to draw and to draw lines down the backs to resemble the seams.

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