Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell, (An American woman employed in the production of military hardware during WWII. My mother was a Rosie Riveter and worked at the Rock Island Arsenal producing munitions.) Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST: September Cover features Norman Rockwell’s portrayal of American ‘liberty girl’ in her ‘jack-of-all-trades’ mode, capable of doing many kinds of civilian jobs to help the War effort
Female trainees at Middletown, PA, The Middletown Air Service Command stockpiled parts and overhauled military airplanes. During WWII, Middletown’s workforce grew from 500 to more than nearly half of them women.
Young African American women employed by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, Two of thousands of African Americans who moved to California and through the West Coast during World War II to find work in arms and munitions plants.
Geraldine Doyle, 86, dies; one-time factory worker inspired Rosie the Riveter and 'We Can Do It!' poster