The song gained huge popularity and helped promote national efforts to bring women into the workforce in areas previously dominated by men. Jobs, left void when men departed to defend their country, were now performed by intrepid women doing their duty on the home front.
However, it was Rose Will Monroe, a riveter working in a Michigan B-24 bomber plant, who was most closely associated with the iconic Rosie. Asked to star in a promotional film about the war efforts at home, Rose Monroe went on to depict Rosie in numerous films and posters, catapulting the image to an icon.
Norman Rockwell's depiction of a brawny and defiant Rosie on the 1943 Memorial day cover of the Saturday Evening Post cemented Rosie's role in American culture and history.
Rosie the Riveter came to represent the strength, independence, and patriotism of all American women throughout the 1940's and continues to inspire today.
The Rosie the Riveter playing cards feature the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter on each card in the deck.