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Rosie the Riveter lives on! And not just the iconic poster of Rosie — the archetype who represented all the women who kept America’s manufacturing sector afloat when the men went off to fight in World War II — but today’s female steel workers. A new exhibit at Los Angeles’ Union Station features 15 pictures of female manufacturing professionals in action holding industrial drills and tackling the sort of work that is still dominated by men. For some compare and contrast, the modern pictures are set against 25 photos of World War II era Rosies. The impetus of the exhibit, aptly named “Women Can Build,” was to show factory work in art form so that other women might be inspired to have careers building trains and other equipment.



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