Analysis Of We Can Do It By J Howard Miller

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I have chosen an American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale. This poster is called, “We Can Do It” but is also referred to as “Rosie the Riveter” because of the woman illustrated on the poster. “The "We Can Do It!" image was used to promote feminism and other political issues beginning in the 1980s. The image made the cover of the Smithsonian magazine in 1994 and was fashioned into a US first-class mail stamp in 1999.” This image definitely symbolizes my manifesto because it shows a strong, independent woman flexing her bicep with a stern look on her face. There is text in this poster at the top of the page and it says “We Can Do It!” The woman is wearing a red polka-dotted bandana and a blue button-down shirt, symbolizing women’s equal rights. Even though this piece was originally created in part of the national campaign in the United States to enlist women in the workforce in the face of acute wartime labor shortages, I see a bigger meaning behind this. There is a yellow background in this piece behind the focal point of the artwork. The focal point of the artwork is a woman, she is the biggest piece in …show more content…
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