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Rosie The Riveter

A poster that all would have seen on visiting any American port during the war.

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Painted by Norman Rockwell, it was on the cover of the May 29, 1943 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.
 

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As far as i can understand from this link http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=norman-rockwell-rosie-the-riveter, the only poster of the image that was made was for advertising the issue of the Post, and was promptly retracted through copyright fears. But I might have misunderstood the text?
The was another Rosie the Riveter poster - more pin-up-like (Rockwell's Rosie does look like she could do the job), by an artist called Miller - that might have become better known, as I understand my linked to website.
 

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More nautical propaganda:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TFRk-MtsMew/S6oP2Z3ca_I/AAAAAAAAAY4/FcBe6qNrsus/s1600/3b48824r.jpg

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/library/POSTER-Single%20Sheet%20A30004.JPG

http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/exhibition/6_3.html

http://north.iwm.org.uk/server/show/ConGallery.123/imageIndex/6

http://www.bmcf.org.uk/about/history/

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/A_careless_word...A_needless_loss_poster.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1944_JonWhitcomb_USNavy_(3214638694).jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Bring_him_home_sooner..._Join_the_WAVES%2C_U.S._Navy_poster%2C_1944.jpg

http://www.anthropocon.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/061.jpg

(Wonder how many joined because of that last one?)
 

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The Americans continually speak of "European teeth" as the result of bad dental hygiene. Where I grew up we spoke of "American teeth" for the same thing - we were told there were many US teenagers with false teeth... but maybe that explains the whiteness - and the regularity?
 

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My impressions are never anything to go by, but if British cash is spent on cosmetic enhancement, it's mostly spent on the softer bits. Wasn't a book of "British Smiles" used to frighten the Simpson children into visiting the dentist? One of Marge's better ploys.
 

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