Rosie the Riveter Encouragement Handmade Card

New handmade encouragement card freshly listed in the shop today.

Words cannot describe how much I adore this card! Send your friend or loved one encouragement in STYLE!

I created this handmade vintage-style encouragement card featuring Rosie because I adore her. Rosie the Riveter has been around since the 1940's and represents the tireless assembly line worker, who is doing her part to help the American war effort. It was the first time women really left the kitchen and home and went to work to support their families while their husbands, brothers and sons went to war. As such, Rosie represents female empowerment - when the men returned from war, women were expected to return to their housewife duties or to take a more traditionally female-oriented job. Rosie stood up and said "No!" That's why she was perfect for this encouragement card. Rosie does what she wants. Rosie dreams and Rosie achieves her goals (and *ahem* celebrates with a big glass of wine!) She can do anything she puts her mind to! Fun, retro and stylish your guy or gal friend will love this!

Measures: 4x6
Provided with a crisp white envelope.


Fun facts!
J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!" poster was based on factory worker Geraldine Hoff (later Doyle).
Canadians have an earlier equivalent of Rosie named Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl based on Veronica Foster.


There is a character called "Rosie" in the video game BioShock, armed with a rivet gun.
There is a DC Comics character called Rosie The Riveter, who wields a rivet gun as a weapon (and first appeared in Green Lantern vol. 2 No. 176 (May 1984)). 
In the video game Fallout 3 there are billboards featuring "Rosies" assembling atom bombs while drinking Nuka-Cola. ;-)


Rosie was too much fun to color! I adore this card! I know your recipient will too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers
Xo

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