The Many Faces of Rosie

August 14, 2016  |  Events, Local Interest, Uncategorized

This is what it looks like when almost 2300 people gather to win a Guinness World Record: the most Rosie the Riveters together at one time.

But look closer. It’s about so much more.

History. Community. Celebration. Recognition. Gratitude.

Those are some pretty good reasons for a party in my book. It was such a delight to see the beautiful faces of the original Rosies. And the youngest Rosies. And all the Rosies in between.

We broke the record, walked over to the Home Front Park (actually Rosies arrived in all kinds of ways), and some of us visited the Red Oak Victory ship to place everything in context.

It was joyful and lighthearted, but it was important too.

Working together. We can do it.

(There are 32 images in this slideshow.)


  1. These are beautiful, heartwarming photos–I was so touched to see them all. Dorothy, you are an amazing photographer–thank you for documenting history, community, and heart!

  2. Thank you, Toni! This project was close to my heart, for just the reasons you mention. It is so important to celebrate history and community, and this was a lovely way to do it.

  3. Oh, Dorothy, these are so wonderful. First I thought “I like the old Rosies best,” then I thought, “No, the little ones!” But the truth is that all the Rosies are wonderful! What a community!

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