1"Rosie the Riveter" was based on a fictional character. A poster of Rosie with the catchphrase "We Can Do It," with a woman in a red bandana flexing her right arm, was part of a national campaign to promote the war.
2 Artist Norman Rockwell's art of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1943.
3 "Rosie the Riveter'' was a song released in 1942, providing a nickname for all who worked in wartime industries.
4 The U.S. Postal Service issued a "Rosie the Riveter" stamp in 1999.
5 More than 6 million women from all
backgrounds worked at jobs, including shipyards, steel mills, lumber mills, warehouses, office, hospitals and daycare centers.
6 At the height of the war, women comprised about 27 percent of the 100,000 strong Richmond Kaiser shipyard workforce.