We Can Do It!

American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric
American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric

Historical Context

An icon of WWII and christened "Rosie the Riveter" its artist J. Howard Miller originally produced it for the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company in 1942. Its spirit of female patriotism was meant to encourage women to work in the defense industries in WWII. It is currently held at The National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.

Poster Info


Artist: J. Howard Miller
Location published: USA

Source: National Museum of American History

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  • 1943-02-15 Wartime propaganda poster "We Can Do It!" produced by J. Howard Miller and posted on the walls of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company's plants in the Midwest

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