Category Archives: Rosie the Riveter

Stats on Women Working at Richmond Shipyards during WW2

1943:  41% of welders at the Richmond Yards were women. 2015:   2% of welders in the U.S. are women. Note, “burners” cut metal (with a torch) rather than weld metal. At peak production in 1943 there were 90,000 employees … Continue reading

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How Rosie Dressed for Success (and Safety)

  I really wonder how many  women needed to be told not to wear high heels for work at the shipyard. Many of the women who took on shipyard jobs came from the farmlands of  the Midwest, or from the … Continue reading

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Today in Rosie the Riveter History: May 29

The Saturday Evening Post published the cover featuring a female riveter in 1943.  The name on her lunchbox says “Rosie.” From “Rosie the Riveter” by Marcy Kennedy Knight at  the Saturday Evening Post: Mary was a 19-year-old phone operator in … Continue reading

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Rosie’s Enduring Legacy?

When you begin writing about something like Rosie the Riveter friends start sending you everything they find that has to do with Rosie….  Today’s link from a friend was from the Ford Motor Company–a paid slide show post on the … Continue reading

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Researching Rosies: You Never Know What You’ll Find

I’ve begun to research Rosies, starting with the original Rosie the Riveters to have an  understanding of the history from which our “New Rosies” come. I’ve accessed the Oral Histories of many Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Oral History Project … Continue reading

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Her Grandmother was a Rosie the Riveter!

One of the most amazing things about writing for the CarmenElectrode blog is writing profiles of some amazing women, and getting some great stories. I love the idea of the torch being passed from Grandmother to Granddaughter! Grandmother’s Stories Inspired … Continue reading

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Rosie inspired gift idea

It’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been busy working on the CarmenElectrode.com blog again.  Ran across THIS fantastic calendar of Rosies:   Great gift idea for Rosie afficionados– plus the money raised supports the wonderful programs offered … Continue reading

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