A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
Monday, September 17, 2012
ROSIE THE RIVETER
There were many "Rosies" living in Orange, Texas, during and after WWII. Women held jobs at Levingston Shipyard on the Sabine River that were traditionally held by the men fighting overseas. As the war ended, it was difficult for these women to return to the stereotypical happy homemaker role. "Rosie" became an icon for the beginning of "feminism".