Rosie The Riveter

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

This song in 1942 started the popular understanding of Rosie as a symbol of the working American woman during time of war: How Rosie became "The Riveter." (Linked from this site: American History Through Folktales.

Norman Rockwell's painting of Rosie the Riveter was auctioned by Sotheby's on May 22, 2002 for $4,959,500. The painting is 52 by 40in. (132.1 by 101.6cm.) and signed Norman/Rockwell, l.r. oil on canvas. Painted in 1943.

Check out this image at the very bottom. Rosie has her foot against a copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Sweet.

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