We can do it!

Rosie the Riveter?

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Yes, Weekend!  Liaa The Riveter

J. Howard Miller’s iconic 1942 We Can Do It! poster (which is sometimes confused with Rosie the Riveter) still spawns imitators.

To see real life Rosies from World War II, try a search in the Commons.

Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval air base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan, Corpus Christi, Texas. After eight weeks of training he will go into civil service. Should he be inducted or     An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, Calif. (LOC)

Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas (LOC)    Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17 bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself i

Photos from Shelley Panzarella, Kate O’Brien Creative, Melissa Witcher, snippets_from_suburbia, lyrabellacqua, Martin Lonicer, britishink and Library of Congress.

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