Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

"We Can Do It!"

Commissioner:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Distributor:
War Production Coordinating Committee
Maker:
Miller, J. Howard
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 17 in; 55.88 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
poster
Object Type:
Posters
Photolithograph
Date made:
ca 1942
Subject:
Homefront, World War II
Rosie the Riveter
Advertising
Government, Politics, and Reform
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Event:
World War II
Referenced; depicted:
Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter
Publication title:
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author:
National Museum of American History
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
ID Number:
1985.0851.05
Accession number:
1985.0851
Catalog number:
1985.0851.05
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
See more items in:
Political History: Political History, Home Front Collection
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Photolithographs
  • Posters
  • Photolithographs
  • Posters
  • Advertising
  • Government, Politics, and Reform
  • Homefront, World War II
  • Industry & Manufacturing
  • National Treasures exhibit
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Work
  • Advertising
  • Government, Politics, and Reform
  • Homefront, World War II
  • Industry & Manufacturing
  • National Treasures exhibit
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Work
  • Miller, J. Howard
  • War Production Coordinating Committee
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  • Miller, J. Howard
  • War Production Coordinating Committee
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  • National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center