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In Memory of Pearl Harbor: Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter”

Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)Rosie the Riveter1943Oil on canvasNorman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter is one of  visitors’ favorite paintings in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection. Rosie appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on Memorial Day, 1943. She epitomizes the more-than 2 million women who entered the workforce when nearly 10 million American men had vacated their positions to join the military during World War II. In commemoration of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, we offer you this fascinating conversation with Crystal Bridges’ Director of Curatorial Affairs, Margi Conrads, about Rockwell’s Rosie. The video was produced by Khan Academy as part of their extensive Smarthistory series.  

Linda DeBerry
Senior Copy Editor / Publications Manager

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