Rosie the Riveter
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1941 factory wear. (photo: geraldine doyle, original “rosie the riveter”)
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the six million women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and materiel during World War II. These women took the places of the male workers who were absent fighting in the Pacific and European theaters.
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
Woman working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber TN 1943. (Could this be the original Rosie the Riveter? lol!)
Sexy Rosie the Riveter. FAIL.
Rosie the Riveter had great style