A Real Rosie the Riveter

Most people are familiar with the iconic image of a woman in a blue work shirt, head wrapped in a red scarf, rolling up her sleeves to get to work under the slogan "We Can Do It!" This image, and many others like it, were prevalent during WWII, urging woman to support the war effort by working in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and material. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military.

I found the above image of a real Rosie as part of a Library of Congress slideshow on Flickr of Women Striving Forward from the 1910s to the 1940s, in honor of Woman's History Month. These are wonderful images, showing women on the front of strike lines, organzing, voting, and, yes, working.

I just wish we didn't have to wait until March to see these.

1 comment:

Roger said...

This is awesome, love it.
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