Posted by: SJS | August 20, 2013

Rosie for real

Rosie for real

In the excellent book of WWII photojournalism, Steichen At War, there were several photographs of the women and men who worked on the homefront building the ships, planes, and tanks that played such a key role in the Allied victory.
Pictured here are women workers at a munitions factory in California. Not only was Rosie the Riviter real, she and her sisters and cousins and friends were a major part of the American war effort.
It was gratifying to see photos like this in a book that featured sailors, pilots, and infantrymen in action. Without skilled workers like the women in this photo, things in WWII might not have turned out quite so well.
Thanks, Rosie!

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