American War Propaganda: Norman Rockwell The Post.

“The More Women at Work the Sooner We Win.”

Women are the backbone of our society, where would we be without them? I swear God put women on earth to stop us men from taking dumb life changing decisions. We’d probably be having World War 86 by now if it wasn’t for the opposite sex. Can you imagine that women got the right to vote after the freed slaves did. Slaves were seen as the lowest ranked human beings yet women still got the right after they did. This only shows how society viewed / views women. And this goes on in different countries where women aren’t even allowed to drive, aren’t even allowed to drive WHAT!?#&.

I chose Norman Rockwell’s portrayal of American ‘Liberty Girl’ because it isn’t as popular the original Rosie the Riveter poster but this image is so powerful because it shows that women can handle anything society throws at them. And oh yeah not to mention giving birth I would pass out from the pain and agony in the first 15 seconds. This image was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post’s September 4th 1943 issue. The title was “Rosie To The Rescue.”  For this cover, Rockwell created a “Liberty Girl” dressed in patriotic clothes but cast as a jack-of-all-trades composite, capable of doing any number of civilian jobs – nurse, mechanic, telephone operator, milkman, farmer, etc.

I chose Lianne Sambre for three reasons:
1. I knew she was able to handle this.
2. She was one of the first people I ever shot
3a. She kept begging me to use her as a model.
3b. She’s the little sister I never had.

I wanted to portray the struggle that women went and still go through in today’s society but this is just the superficial part of the picture. I added two behind scene pictures just to show you that she’s not mad at the world.

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