We Can Do It!

Title

We Can Do It!

Description

"An American propaganda poster from 1943 produced to inspire worker confidence.

In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company's War Production Coordinating Committee to create a series of posters for the war effort. One of these posters became the famous ""We Can Do It!"" imageā€”an image that in later years would also be called ""Rosie the Riveter"", though it was never given this title during the war. Miller based his ""We Can Do It!"" poster on a United Press International wire service photograph taken of Ann Arbor, Michigan, factory worker Geraldine Hoff (later Doyle), who was 17 and briefly working as a metal-stamping machine operator. The intent of the poster was to keep production up by boosting morale, not to recruit more women workers."

Creator

J. Howard Miller

Date

1942

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/We_Can_Do_It%21_NARA_535413_-_Restoration_2.jpg/800px-We_Can_Do_It%21_NARA_535413_-_Restoration_2.jpg

Relation

Link: Rosie the Riveter (via Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter

Rights

An American propaganda poster from 1943 produced to inspire worker confidence. Source: Rosie the Riveter. (2012, September 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:46, October 4, 2012, from http://bit.ly/WqqXdk.

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Publisher

National Museum of American History

Contributor

J. Howard Miller

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Propaganda, Rosie the Riveter, War, Women

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/We_Can_Do_It!_NARA_535413_-_Restoration_2.jpg/800px-We_Can_Do_It!_NARA_535413_-_Restoration_2.jpg

Reference

J. Howard Miller, We Can Do It!, National Museum of American History, 1942

Cite As

J. Howard Miller, “We Can Do It!,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/159.