Seventy-five years ago, Norman Rockwell’s painting of Rosie the Riveter appeared on the cover of a May 1943 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
The now-iconic image known as “Rosie the Riveter” would only enter the spotlight decades later, when it was rediscovered and spread by the growing feminist movement. While the poster’s original model and intent were all but lost over time, in many ways the story of the image provides a fascinating glimpse into often overlooked and misunderstood moments from U.S. history.
It was also believed to have caught the eye of artist J. Howard Miller, whose 1943 Rosie the Riveter poster bears a striking resemblance to Parker-Fraley’s photo, right down to the bandana.
Jan 23, 2018 · Now, The New York Times reports the woman who inspired the «Rosie the Riveter» poster, a California waitress named Naomi Parker Fraley, has died.
Mar 10, 2010 · Watch video · In movies, newspapers, posters, photographs and articles, the Rosie the Riveter campaign stressed the patriotic need for women to enter the workforce.
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The poster is so popular nowadays that gives an impression that it single-handedly inspired the phenomenon of “Rosie the Riveters ” and motivated all the housewives during WWII. Well, one may think this, but one would be very wrong.
The motivational poster wasn’t actually seen by many people at the time as it only hung in factories for a few weeks. The poster was brought back to light in the ’80s, particularly after the 1980 documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter.
The woman’s lunch box reads “Rosie,” which linked her with a popular song released that same year called “Rosie the Riveter,” by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb.
In 1942, as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific and the song «Rosie the Riveter» filled radio waves across the home front, manufacturing giant Westinghouse commissioned artist J. Howard Miller to make a series of posters to promote the war effort.
In true, iconic fashion, the persona of Rosie the Riveter preceded the person. There was no single Rosie, actually, but several—and two in particular who shaped the legendary image we now
Later, this poster became synonymous with Rosie the Riveter, a symbolic representation of the inspiring efforts of millions of female workers during the war, eventually going down in history for
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter by Connie Field is a 65-minute documentary from 1980 that tells the story of women’s entrance into «men’s work» during WWII. Rosies of the North is a 1999 National Film Board of Canada documentary film about Canadian «Rosies,» who built fighter and bomber aircraft at the Canadian Car and Foundry ,  where Elsie MacGill was also the Chief Aeronautical Engineer.
Jan 23, 2018 · The woman believed to be the «real» Rosie the Riveter died Saturday at age 96, according to her daughter-in-law Marnie Blankenship.