ROSE THE RIVETER
AN ICONIC IMAGE
|from google image solely for educational purposes|
|Geraldine Hoff, 17 years old|
the image that became Rosie
"Today is Labor Day in the United States, a day we honor the worker, the builder, the server, the fabric of our society. So this image is a strong good image to honor this day. But lets look at the history of this image and the artist. In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company's War Production Coordinating Committee to cease a series of posters for the war effort. One of the posters became the famous " We Can Do it?"-an image that in later years would be called Rosie the Riveter. , though it was never given this title during the war. Miller is thought to have based his art work from a photograph of Geraldine Hoff who was 17 and briefly working as a metal stamping machine operator. The intent of the poster was to boost morale. " Wikipedia
Other iconic images of Labor.
Who took this photo? I do not know. If you do send it in on comment or to my e-mail Rabbits5@aol.com.