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Photo Exhibit Shows WWII's 'Rosie the Riveter' is Still at Worki
Mike O'Sullivan
June 03, 2015 12:39 AM
The women of World World II who helped build ships and airplanes were collectively called "Rosie the Riveter," a name popularized from a magazine illustration of a woman factory worker drawn by the artist Norman Rockwell. Women still work in heavy industry, although in smaller numbers. A Los Angeles photo exhibition celebrates their ongoing contribution. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.

Video Photo Exhibit Shows WWII's 'Rosie the Riveter' is Still at Work

The women of World World II who helped build ships and airplanes were collectively called "Rosie the Riveter," a name popularized from a magazine illustration of a woman factory worker drawn by the artist Norman Rockwell. Women still work in heavy industry, although in smaller numbers. A Los Angeles photo exhibition celebrates their ongoing contribution. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.

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