2008. Washington Women in Trades very first Rosie calendar.
Rosie was an icon of WWII, the embodiment of America’s unity during wartime. They were from all walks of life: mothers, students, and teenagers; women who never questioned, just pitched in and did what was asked of them. They took jobs building airplanes, making submarine nets, expediting, working in labs and repairing army vehicles. Most had no experience in trades work.
So what happened to them after the war ended? Some stayed in the trades, others raised families; others went back to their careers as teachers, waitresses and office workers.
The Rosies thought nothing of their achievements, but today’s tradeswomen see them as their founding mothers, women who paved the way for them to work and be accepted in the trades. Young girls see them as rock stars, famous for what they did. All should see them for what they are: very extraordinary women, true heroines, women who will continue to inspire us for a lifetime.
This project is dedicated to them all.
Front Cover Photo: Margaret Berry and her rivet gun.
This calendar is out of print.