Seeing America – topic: labor and leisure

Norman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter, 1943, oil on canvas, 52 x 40 inches (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)
Rockwell's painting of Rosie the Riveter captured the power felt by the unprecedented number of women in the workforce during World War II. But how accurately did it depict the experiences of the diverse women who contributed to the war effort?
TEKS: 113.41.(17)(A)

Teaching guide
Norman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter