Rosie The Riveter

   Rosie the Riveter was the iconographic figure who appeared on several war posters and in a propaganda film during World War II to encourage women to enter war industries. In 1942, using Michigan factory worker Geraldine Doyle as a model, graphic artist J. Howard Miller produced a poster of a woman war worker with her sleeve rolled up, flexing her muscle under the slogan “We Can Do It!” for the Westinghouse company that became widely distributed. A song titled “Rosie the Riveter” was released in 1942; in 1943, Mrs. Rose Will Monroe, a worker in Willow Run, Detroit, and mother of two, appeared in two films about war workers. Norman Rockwell then produced a cover painting for the Saturday Evening Post on 29 May 1943 featuring a muscular woman in dungarees with a riveting gun across her lap, in which he used 19-year-old Mary Doyle Keefe as his model. Numerous photographs of women workers in the shipyards and aircraft industry were also used. Miller’s poster was used on a postage stamp in 1999, and a Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park was opened on the site of a wartime shipyard in Richmond, Virginia, in 2000.

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