5:45 pm, January 31st | by Hillary Reinsberg
The image of a woman working to build an airplane in a World War II era factory is one burned quite well into the American psyche at this point. When we think of “working women,” many of our minds turn immediately to Rosie The Riveter, a visual icon of the time that amazingly prevails almost 70 years later. But Rosie is an illustration, not a photograph. To remedy that, we have some photos.
8:30 am, January 9th | by Amy Tennery
We like to poke fun at the public service announcements of the past — the ones that depict “working women” as morons or alien creatures. But today we have one PSA from the 1940s that boldly declares women can “do just about the same work as men.” Oh snap.