Woman Ordnance Worker poster "The Girl He Left Behind". Shows Rosie the Riveter in red bandana, collectors and non-collectors love these Rosie posters. There were a number of variants done during the war, this is among the most desirable.
Did you know that the real "Rosie the Riveter" was from Michigan? Geraldine Doyle was born in Inkster, MI on July 31, 1924. Her name then Geraldine Hoff, she was a high school graduate, living near Ann Arbor during the summer of 1942. She decided she would support the war effort by taking a factory job at American Broach and Machine Co. in Ann Arbor, where she operated a metal-stamping press.
Rosie the Riveter. Ca. 1940s. American. During the 1940s, especially when World War II began, there was a huge wave of feminism. Throughout the war, there were posters showing how women were tough and wanted to join the men and make a difference. One extremely famous poster was the "We Can Do It!" poster with Rosie the Riveter on it. Rosie became a well-known symbol for feminism during this time period and even today. History.com
The real "Rosie the Riveter" Geraldine Hoof Doyle: The Real "WE CAN DO IT!" Poster Girl. "Geraldine Hoff Doyle (July 31, 1924 – December 26, 2010) was the real-life model for the World War II era “We Can Do It” posters, an embodiment of the iconic World War II character Rosie the Riveter.