Rosie the Rivetor Retro Tin Sign
This is a brand new tin sign of Rosie the Riveter, similar to the type of propoganda used to encourage women to enter the workforce during World War II. It shows a woman rolling up her sleeve and flexing. At the top it says: We Can Do It!
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the six million women who worked in manufacturing plants during World War II. This character is now considered a feminist icon in the US. Rosie and her slogan were featured on newspapers, magazines and posters. The image most associated with Rosie is J. Howard Miller’s poster, entitled We Can Do It!, which was modeled on factory worker Geraldine Doyle in 1942
Size: 12.25 x 16 inches
American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II, as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home. “Rosie the Riveter,” star of a government campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for the munitions industry, became perhaps the most iconic image of working women during the war.
Tin Signs are newly made metal posters that are often distressed to look vintage. They have small holes for easy hanging.