"We Can Do It!"

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Description
Artist J. Howard Miller produced this work-incentive poster for the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. Though displayed only briefly in Westinghouse factories, the poster in later year has become one of the most famous icons of World War II.
As women were encouraged to take wartime jobs in defense industries, they became a celebrated symbol of female patriotism. But when the war ended, many industries forced women to relinquish their skilled jobs to returning veterans.
Location
Currently not on view
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Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Princeton Posters
Government, Politics, and Reform
Advertising
ca 1942
ID Number
1985.0851.05
accession number
1985.0851
catalog number
1985.0851.05
commissioner
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
distributor
War Production Coordinating Committee
Miller, J. Howard
Related Publication
Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter
Smithsonian
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
subject
Homefront, World War II
Rosie the Riveter
related event
World War II
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 17 in; 55.88 cm x 43.18 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
poster
Object Type
Posters
Photolithograph