Georgie Kunkel

 Ms. August, 2008 

Strength, Grace Courage

Peggy Cook

 Ms. December, 2008 

Strength, Grace Courage

Katie Burks

Ms. October, 2011 

A Good Hand

In the early 2000s, one of the WWIT board members came up with the idea to honor the women who worked in the factories during World War II. She orchestrated a mini PR campaign that culminated with ABC News coverage of their gathering at the Trades Fair. A tremendous success, there were nearly 100 women in attendance at the Seattle Center luncheon! A few years later, the same woman proposed that WWIT do a calendar featuring these women, affectionately known as Rosie the Riveters. We're proud to say we produced 13 calendars; which means we photographed and interviewed (do the math) 156 women.

 

The 2020 Calendar was our final calendar for two reasons: As the years went on, it became more and more difficult to find Rosies (most were born in the 1920s). The Rosies are a national treasure, with, unfortunately, an expiration date. Second, we are keenly aware that in our digital age, the paper calendar has given way to the one on our phones.

We are so grateful to have met every one of Our Rosies! Many evolved into friends and mentors and while we mourn their passings, we continue to celebrate their lives. A study in contrast--each of their stories was exactly the same and each was vastly unique. And that's what made the project so downright fun.

There are some calendars still available for purchase at $10 each.

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2008 Rosie Calendar

Strength Grace Courage

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2011 Rosie Calendar

A Good Hand

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2014 Rosie Calendar

A Living Patchwork

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2017 Rosie Calendar

Many Women. One Tomorrow

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2020 Rosie Calendar

The Triumph of Humility

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2009 Rosie Calendar

Painting the Portrait

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2012 Rosie Calendar

Stories & Snapshots

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2015 Rosie Calendar

A Gift of the Greatest Generation

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2018 Rosie Calendar

It's ALL Women's Work

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2010 Rosie Calendar

Life Lines

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2013 Rosie Calendar

Watching Women Soar

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2016 Rosie Calendar

Coveralls that Made History

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2019 Rosie Calendar

Women of Mettle

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Washington Women in Trades

PO Box 24972

Seattle, WA  98124

Phone:  206.324.3372

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