10059 - Rosie the Riveter, 1941-45

W. Britains

Women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II were depicted by that icon of American feminism, “Rosie the Riveter.” The moniker was coined in 1942 in a song of the same name and represented the many women who produced munitions and supplies for the war effort. These women shouldered the jobs once performed by male workers who joined the military. During World War II, over three million new female workers entered the workforce. Many women discovered they enjoyed the autonomy and satisfaction that these jobs provided them.  Inspiration for this figure is from the famous We Can Do It! poster by J. Howard Miller.

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