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Rosie’s Boys

My friend Dave asked me to draw the “We Can Do It” guy. I said, “Rosie the Riveter?” He said yes, that’s who he meant. Well, it turns out those are two different people. The guy who did the We Can Do It poster was J. Howard Miller:

And the guy who did the picture of Rosie the Riveter was Norman Rockwell:

It turns out that the We Can Do It poster wasn’t associated with Rosie the Riveter until well after the war had ended. So there you have it: art and a history lesson, all in one!

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