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Interpretations of a Classic

Just thought I'd give a heads up to the flickr blog's post of interpretations of the famous Rosie the Riveter poster. They also include links to pictures of the real women of the era too. Enjoy!

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It's disappointing that both

It's disappointing that both Flickr and you left out one of the most iconic images that is, arguably, the direct inspiration for the Rosie the Riveter posters. However, many feel that she's been forgotten because she is Black.

That is a shame. I've never

That is a shame. I've never seen that photo. I think it's the most beautiful of the bunch too. Thanks for posting.

that is the cutest baby I

that is the cutest baby I have seen in a long time. That was just adorable.


It's interesting how the more conventionally attractive interpretation of Rosie has won out as an icon over Norman Rockwell's burly, Mein Kampf stamping version:

I love these photos...and am

I love these photos...and am glad that the last addition was made in the comments.

Baby in "We can do it."

I think that using a baby in the interpretation of "We can do it" dehumanizes the original message of the ad. The ad was empowering to women. With the baby interpretation, to me it says that women are babies. Seriously, what the hell?