Rosie the Riveter is both a romantic and a heroic figure from the World War II era. A former housewife turned war hero, Rosie emerged from the kitchen and built the machinery necessary to fight and win World War II. Posters emblazoned with her picture became a symbol of wartime courage and patriotism. Her motto “We can do it!” stirred countless women.
And not only did Rosie do it, she did it better than anyone had ever done it before. Rosie was a key player in the retooling of U.S. industry from peacetime to wartime production. During the five years she was on the shop floor, from 1942 to 1947, productivity rose, product cycle time dropped, and quality improved.
Rosie painting, dolls & cards
The original Rosie painting on wood is for sale at $150. Rosie dolls are $35 and Rosie cards are $10 each.