All the day long whether rain or shine
she’s a part of the assembly line
she’s making history working for victory
Rosie the Riveter!
One of the most iconic images, spawned by this song:
This started in around 1939/1940, when American resources were starting to get sucked into World War II, and was in full swing by 1943. I had seen some pictures of women in the workforce from that time, and thought they were pretty neat.
But then, I read this week about the discontinuation of Kodachrome film, the world’s first commercially available color film. In the late 30’s/early 40’s, it started reliably producing color photos, bringing the black-and-white world of the olden days:
into modern, full-color. The difference is breathtaking.
And so, I present to you some images of real-life Rosie the Riveters for your enjoyment, in brilliant Kodachrome color! Check out one in a machine shop,
a woman doing actual rivet-fastening work,
factory women taking their lunch break together,
and, as far as I can tell, the real-life Rosie the Riveter:
Hope you enjoyed the old-timey post today, hope you remember the innovation of Kodachrome film whenever you see color, and I hope you have a great weekend! I’ll see you Monday!