The 1940s

Rosie the Riveter

Who was the real Rosie the Riveter?

The real Rosie is, Rosie Will Monroe. Rosie started out as a movie star, in war movies. Then became the inspiration for this poster.

What did she represent?

She represented women working in the defence unit of work and other jobs that were intended for men. To show they were strong too. Also that women should fill men's job.

Who was referred to as Rosie?

Anyone that worked in a male dominated job, was referred to as Rosie. For example, if a women were to work in the defence unit they would all be "Rosie. "