Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II by Penny ColmanNow in paperback--the award-winning account of how 18 million women, many of whom had never before held a job, entered the work force in 1942-45 to help the United States fight World War II. Their unprecedented participation would change the course of history for women, and America, forever.
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The inspiration for the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster died on January 20 at age The woman believed to have been the real inspiration for the iconic female World War II factory worker Rosie the Riveter has died. She was Multiple women had been identified over the years as possible models for Rosie, however James J. Kimble honed in on Fraley after he ruled out the best known symbol for the iconic poster, Geraldine Hoff Doyle. Fraley was born in Tulsa, Okla.
In , year-old Naomi Parker was working in a machine shop at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, when a photographer snapped a shot of her on the job. Kimble, to explore the history behind this American and feminist icon and to untangle the legends surrounding the famous poster. The poster in question was originally produced in by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and displayed in its factories to encourage more women to join the wartime labor force. Created by the artist J. Naval Air Station. For years, people believed that a Michigan woman named Geraldine Hoff Doyle was the model for the poster. How do we know about her?
Over the years, a welter of American women have been identified as the model for Rosie, the war worker of s popular culture who became a feminist touchstone in the late 20th century. Fraley, who died on Saturday, at 96, in Longview, Wash. Fraley told People magazine in , when her connection to Rosie first became public. It is also the story of the construction — and deconstruction — of an American legend. Kimble, told The Omaha World-Herald in For Dr. His research ultimately homed in on Mrs.
Rosie the Riveter was based on a real woman — actually, a lot of them. During this time, the female workforce more than doubled, as women moved into roles from which they were previously discouraged or outwardly barred. However, the labor of the women was necessary as men left the country to fight, making Rosie the Riveter a symbol not only of patriotism, but of pioneering female spirit and hard work. Wondering what the new face of Rosie is? It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions. Her husband is a flight instructor. This machinist was one of many during WWII.