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Rosie the Riveter, the Famous American Icon, Celebrates 70th Anniversary May 29 2013

 Rosie the Riveter, one of the nation’s most recognizable feminist images, celebrates her 70th birthday this week.  To celebrate this important milestone, a new website featuring news, stories, video, and collectibles featuring Rosie has been launched. Seventy years ago today, on May 29, 1943, Norman Rockwell’s version of Rosie the Riveter was distributed to the […]

She’s Making History, Working for Victory, Rosie the Riveter!

Who was Rosie? Remember Rosalind P. Walter? No? What about Geraldine Hoff Doyle? Hmm…Rose Bonavita or Rose Will Monroe?  How about Rosie The Riveter? Ah, there it is. During World War II the word “manpower” became a misnomer in the United States, when the shortage of male workers led to rapid demand for womanpower. When their boyfriends […]