Rosie the Riveter In American folklore of World War II, name given to a fictional woman who symbolized women’s contributions to the war effort. In most depictions of Rosie she is shown flexing her muscles. Norman Rockwell’s painting Rosie the Riveter is modeled on Michelangelo’s fresco of the prophet Isaiah in the Sistine Chapel.
From the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante
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