Riveter Girls, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1942

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Riveter Girls, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1942

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With the young men away fighting on the front lines, World War II offered new opportunities for women on the home front. The necessities of factory work and limitations of rationing created practical fashions inspired by “Rosie the Riveter” embodied by women leaving their first day of work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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