Rosie The Riveter, Revisited, WWII

Heather Friedman

San Diego, United States

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FEATURED in Hat Heads (10/12)
Seen at a local airshow at Gillespie Field, less than 15 minutes from our house!
One A Day group 10.16.2012

The term “Rosie the Riveter” was first used in 1942 in a song of the same name written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. The song was recorded by numerous artists, including the popular big band leader Kay Kyser, and became a national hit. The song portrays “Rosie” as a tireless assembly line worker, doing her part to help the American war effort.
All the day long,
Whether rain or shine
She’s part of the assembly line.
She’s making history,
Working for victory
Rosie the Riveter

“Rosie the Riveter” is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power.

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