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Rosie the Riveter.

  • ARTIST: Don Freeman

  • MEDIUM: Gouache on board,

    DATE: c.1942.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 20 3/16 x 23" (51.3 x 58.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Rosie the Riveter was the allegorical icon of working class women in America during World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered the cataclysmic war. With men being drafted in great numbers, women were urged to take up the jobs they left behind. The call lead to an unprecedented number of working-class women. By 1943, more than 310,000 women were working in the U.S. aircraft industry alone, making up roughly 65% of the industry's work force. <br><br> Although decades old, the iconic image of Rosie showing off her bicep while saying "We Can Do It!" still remains an important cultural icon to this day.<br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in gouache.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, save some tape along the outer edges. Slight curl in the board in the lower right corner.