Rosie The Riveter

By Arielle Harris and Emily Doctor


Rosie the Riveter was made in 1941 and got her name two years later. 19 year-old, Geraldine Doyle was the model for the first Rosie the Riveter propaganda poster, which was a picture. Artist, J. Howard Miller painted the Rosie the Riveter poster, made after the picture, and Rosie was the ideal model of the female workers. Rosie the Riveter was a symbol for working women and a famous icon for everyone.


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Bandana by Rosie the Riveter


In the Rosie the Riveter propaganda poster, Rosie wore a red, polka dot bandana. This idea came from Geraldine Doyle, the model for the Rosie the Riveter picture, wore a red, polka dot bandana to work in the factory.

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Riveter Machine by Rosie the Riveter

Riveting Machine

Rosie was a riveter. Being a riveter meant you put the bolts into the things. This was mainly a job for men before the war.

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Airplane by Rosie the Riveter


Airplanes were made in factories that were once normal factories. The factories changed into wartime factories. Riveters, like Rosie, put the bolts into the airplanes.

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Letter From Loved One in War by Rosie the Riveter


When families who had loved ones in the war received a letter, it was relieving because it showed that the soldier they loved was still alive.

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Propoganda POSTER by Rosie the Riveter

Propoganda Poster

Propaganda posters helped people stay positive and have hope for the war. Rosie the Riveter was a propaganda poster.

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Baby/Day Care Bill by Rosie the Riveter

Baby/ Daycare Bill

A lot of women had families in children. They couldn't take their children to the factories, so women had to put their children in daycare.

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War Memorabilia by Rosie the Riveter

War Memrobilia

War memorabilia helped people remember loved ones who died in the war or had not come back from the war yet. The badges and awards from soldiers was an honor to have.

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Assembly Line by Rosie the Riveter

Assembly Line

The assembly line, created by Henry Ford, was very useful for making more weapons faster and easier.

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Toolbox by Rosie the Riveter


Before the war, men were the people who had the jobs to fix things and use tools. Since the men were in the war, the women had to use the tools and were responsible for making and fixing things.

Works Cited

Adams, Simon. World War II. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000. Print.

Miller, J. Howard. Rosie the Riveter. 1941. Poster. N.p.

Reporter, Daily Mail. "Model Who Inspired the Rosie the Riveter 'We Can Do It!'

WWII Poster Campaign Dies at 86." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 31

Dec. 2010. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.

"Rosie the Riveter Information." Rosie the Riveter Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 05

Mar. 2014.

United States. National Park Service. "Rosie the Riveter: Women Working During

World War II." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d. Web.

05 Mar. 2014.

"Who Was Rosie the Riveter?" Women's Issues. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar.


"Who Was Rosie the Riveter?" HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.

Primary Source Documents

The primary source documents that we used were a Rosie the Riveter poster and a website called On the poster there was a picture of Rosie the Riveter and we used how she looked in some of our descriptions. On the website we used there were pictures of badges and descriptions from the women who worked in the factories during WWII. Our primary source documents are cited in the works cited above.