David Pescovitz at 9:50 am Mon, Oct 19, 2009
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I was going to say the same thing. This is more of a… Wrench Wench?
I head a model project to get Americans to learn from and about our Rosie the Riveters before they die.
I love this bookend. Yet, I think that Americans and our allied nations should design many more things that tell about the contribution these women made to freedom and much more, such as women in labor.
Please contribute your ideas, resources, energies. We have a grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts, to use many forms of the arts (music, plays, portraits, quilts, dance) to teach about these women. Key to our work is that the women, themselves, help make decisions and give ideas about how their legacy is to be passed on. What role will you play?
Regarding technology: We are now looking for someone who knows polymers to help create a marker for a tree that veterans planted to honor our Rosies here and in allied nations. We hope to make it a statement that these women are a very important link between the past and future.
From our very many interviews of these women’s first-hand accounts, we find many patterns. One is “We pulled together.”
Let’s start by designing something that shows that unity.
We also want to teach these women new technologies. They are outstanding, and some still drive at nearly 90 years old.
Hm. Not unreasonably priced as stylish bookends go… Somewhat disappointed that they only have a single pose, though; I’d like to see at least two, and preferably more.
Guess I stick with the librarian monkeys.
Reminds me of this recent Rosie photo. http://ladyfaerielf.deviantart.com/art/Rosie-Revisited-121600585
I’ll be the pedant who points out that bolts /= rivits.
It looks to me like she’s cracking a bank vault.
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