Women Working in the Factory During WW II

Women Working in the Factory During WW II

We all know the image of Rosie the Riveter, the woman with blue overalls and a red bandana showing her biceps (on the poster with the text “we can do it”) she represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II. The wonderful pictures above are the actual women, some even have a name, like Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, in retrospect a rather romantic view of the actual war industry. Most of the pictures were taken by Alfred T.Palmer, found in the Library of Congress (via petapixel)

Guns and Others

Rather girly guns: “sewn together” objects made by Anne Lemanski. Found on her website portfolio filed under “Guns and Others” (images courtesy of Anne Lemanski)
For Leon, xoxo Mimi