Rosie the Riveter

I was surprised to find out that people don’t know who Rosie the Riveter was.

There is a Rosie the Riveter web site.

And an interesting wikipedia article on her.

There wasn’t a specific Rosie. The name refers to an entire generation of women who went into the factory to produce war goods once the US entered the second world war and there was a shortage of trained men.

The image on the left is the one most often associated with Rosie (thanks to wikipedia for it).

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