Monday, February 20, 2012

Rosie the Riveter

Vintage Photograph of Women Welders
***Permission given by, Gail Lipson of Photos of Old America***

The fictional character of “Rosie the Riveter” as the ideal woman worker: loyal, efficient, patriotic, and pretty. A song, “Rosie the Riveter”, became very popular in 1942. Norman Rockwell’s image on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943 was the first widely publicized pictorial representation of the new “Rosie the Riveter”. This led to many other “Rosie” images and women to represent that image. 

World War II Kaiser Shipyard Workers, Richmond California
***Photo taken from NPS***

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