The Iconic 1940’s Rosie the Riveters
All the day long, whether rain or shine She’s a part of the assembly line She’s making history, working for victory Rosie, brrrrrrrrrrr, the riveter
Rosie the Riveter has become a cultural icon of the United States. Norman Rockwell’s recruitment poster unashamedly copying from soviet posters of the same period. American women who were not in the military turned up in their millions to do their bit for the war effort. Many worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and war supplies. Others took over vital jobs in postal services,including flying across country.
Rosie the Riveter quickly became a nickname for women working WW2 and is often used as a feminist icon. Sadly when the men returned after the war, it was back into the kitchen for the women again, but not for long!
Back in 2002, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter painting was auctioned by Sotheby’s for nearly $5 million.
Looking Glamorous during WW2
1940s fashion was hugely influenced by World War Two. So much so that no one can discuss this decade’s fashion without talking about the war. Women cut many corners to stay glamorous, and as many women took over the men’s jobs, fashion changed to accommodate.
Women’s trousers became the norm. Hair was tied up and turbans were all the rage. Even if a girl worked up to her glossed fingernails in grease and dirt, it didn’t stop her looking fabulous!
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9 thoughts on “World War Two Women”
I tip my hat off to all the wonderful and beautiful Rosie's of America! God bless you ladies,
Wishing you all the best!
John aka TheFiddlah
this was a great era love it!!!
Only just found this blog – how glorious :)
all the Rosie's are my heroes.
I LOVE Rosie! My grandma built B-24 Bombers during WWII! :)
i love that look. its cute for going to the beach or doing house chores! looking pretty while working! :D
Rose Rivet…what a great name!!
Love the real-life photos.
GLOSSING OVER IT
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