Rosie the Riveter Photo-Op.

Rosie the Riveter Photo-Op

Field review by the editors.

Clarksville, Indiana

A full-body, full-color statue of Rosie the Riveter, wearing her bandana and factory coveralls, is posed in a picture frame with downtown Louisville, Kentucky, as a backdrop, encouraging visitors to mimic her flexed-arm poster pose. Above her is a cartoon word balloon, "We Can Do it!," designed so that you and Rosie appear to be saying it together.

The original "We Can Do It" image was painted by J. Howard Miller in 1942, but the woman was nameless. According to Clarksville, she became "Rosie" based on Rosie Will Monroe, a Clarksville resident who worked at the Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, riveting B-24 bombers. Actor Walter Pigeon visited the plant to make a theatrical short to promote the sale of war bonds, saw Rosie, and christened her Rosie the Riveter.

The photo-op's unveiling on September 16, 2022, was attended by Rosie's daughter and a dozen women dressed as the Riveter.

Rosie the Riveter Photo-Op

Ashland Park

Address:
415 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Clarksville, IN
Directions:
Ashland Park. Exit onto Court Ave. Drive west, then turn left on Main St. Drive south to the T intersection. Turn right onto Riverside Drive. You'll quickly see the Park parking lot on the left. Rosie is there.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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