Woman Ordnance Worker poster "The Girl He Left Behind". Shows Rosie the Riveter in red bandana, collectors and non-collectors love these Rosie posters. There were a number of variants done during the war, this is among the most desirable.
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter," died at age 86 in Lansing, MI. A photo of Doyle working at American Broach & Machine Co. in Ann Arbor, MI in 1942 was reportedly the inspiration for the WWII “We Can Do It” poster. The poster was designed to encourage young women to work or volunteer for the war effort while men were serving overseas.
WW2's iconic "Rosie the Riveter." With so many men drafted into the armed services, US factories--particularly those producing munitions and war equipment and supplies, were desperate for workers, and women entered the work force in "non-feminine jobs" in droves for the first time in history.