I submitted the "Rosie the Riveter, of Colour, in Colour" post to my favourite blog - BoingBoing.net. This morning, Xeni Jardin posted it! YAY!

This is the second time that BoingBoing has posted a submission from me. The last time was George 'Mr. Sulu' Takei pwning Tim Hardaway.
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] pocketlama, by way of [livejournal.com profile] debunkingwhite:

Rosie the Riveter

This colour photo was taken in 1943 at a Tennessee bomber factory, and has recently been released by the Library of Congress as part of their public domain photo release on Flickr.

'Rosie the Riveter' is such an iconic image for WWII, and this photo -- featuring a woman of colour in the role of 'Rosie' -- turns a previously "white" icon on her head.

I think it's stunningly beautiful. I especially love the painted nails and ring she's wearing while riveting.


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