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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force. February 1943."

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

Mary Louise Stepan, used to be a waitress. She has a brother in the air corps. She is working on transport parts in the hand mill, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. Mrs. McElroy is a civil service employee at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her husband is a f

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

In December the United States entered World War II, and the U.S. government soon after launched the \"Rosie the Riveter\" propaganda campaign encouraging women to pitch in with the war effort. Before the war began, women already comprised a…Read more ›

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

Rosie the Riveter in real life. This photo, from a collection of U.S. Library of Congress rare color photos from the and shows a woman operating a hand drill while working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber at Vultee Aircraft's factory in Nashville, Tennessee.

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

During WW II, as our young men were fighting the enemy on the front lines in places like Normandy, Okinawa, and Northern Africa, another army was mobilized back at home. This was an army of women involved in the American War Effort.

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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: The Girl in the Bubble: 1942 - - Bombardier nose section of a Navy bomber at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, Calif. October The "Flying Fortress" is a later model of the Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer