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Ration booklet, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, 2016.

Ration booklet, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical ...

Exact date unknown. Pictured: ration booklet issued to eleven-year old girl.

Selling war bonds, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, 1944.

Selling war bonds, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic...

Exact date unknown. Pictured: Dolores Kowal selling war bonds to defense workers in Jersey City, New Jersey (1944).

Launching ceremony, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, 1944.

Launching ceremony, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Histori...

Mrs. Annabelle Jones Rose, sponsor, and guests at the launching of the SS Expounder, constructed for the US Maritime Commission by the Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, CA. L-to-R: Mr. R. Gerald Abernethy, Mrs. ... more

Launching the SS Expounder, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, 1944.

Launching the SS Expounder, Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National...

Mrs. Annabelle Jones Rose, sponsor: the breaking of the bottle at the launching of SS Expounder, constructed for the US Maritime Commission by the Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, CA.

RORI 856
RORI 856
RORI 550_a-1 caption

RORI 550_a-1 caption

Frances Heard worked for North American Aviation in Dallas, Texas for one year during the war.

RORI 2467_a-1 caption

RORI 2467_a-1 caption

Barbara Pasco Vickers worked the graveyard shift at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Washington.

Kaiser Shipyard, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_d]

Kaiser Shipyard, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_d]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

RORI 1863 caption

RORI 1863 caption

Lillian Haws Foust was an inspector at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.

V-Mail letter, to Lois from James, 1944 [RORI 822]

V-Mail letter, to Lois from James, 1944 [RORI 822]

To: Miss Lois Benvenuti From: James A Curry, U.S. Navy Hello Lois, I [guess] you don't know me but I practically know you. A guy named George Fiens told me a lot about you. From the way he described you, you ar... more

RORI 3156_a-1 caption

RORI 3156_a-1 caption

Sophie Alvarez Reid was a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond. Several members of Sophie’s family, including her sister Lupe and brother-in-law Antonio, also worked in the yards.

Bill & Shirley DeLoach, ca. 1943 [RORI 73_h]

Bill & Shirley DeLoach, ca. 1943 [RORI 73_h]

Bill Shirley DeLoach were newlyweds with a baby on the way when Bill shipped out with the Navy. He learned of his daughter's birth by telegram, and wouldn't get to meet her until she was two years old.

Leonore & Frank Medeiros, ca. 1944 [RORI 1394]

Leonore & Frank Medeiros, ca. 1944 [RORI 1394]

Lenore worked in the punch press department for a plant in San Bruno, CA while he served in Europe.

Frances Lorine Partain, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_a]

Frances Lorine Partain, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_a]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

Double Bottom Assembly, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_b]

Double Bottom Assembly, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_b]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

RORI 550_a-1 caption

RORI 550_a-1 caption

Frances Heard worked for North American Aviation in Dallas, Texas for one year during the war.

Helen Ann Derusha, riveter [RORI 1085_a]

Helen Ann Derusha, riveter [RORI 1085_a]

Helen Ann Derusha was a riveter at Minter Field, CA.

Bill & Shirley DeLoach, ca. 1943 [RORI 73_h]

Bill & Shirley DeLoach, ca. 1943 [RORI 73_h]

Bill Shirley DeLoach were newlyweds with a baby on the way when Bill shipped out with the Navy. He learned of his daughter's birth by telegram, and wouldn't get to meet her until she was two years old.

Welders, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_c]

Welders, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_c]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

Double Bottom Assembly, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_b]

Double Bottom Assembly, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_b]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

Ruth & Clayton Rickard, Michigan [RORI 1029_c]

Ruth & Clayton Rickard, Michigan [RORI 1029_c]

Ruth Rickard worked for the Ford Motor Co. at the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti, MI during WWII.

Ship Launching Ceremony, Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, CA [RORI 3624_a]

Ship Launching Ceremony, Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, CA [RORI 3624_a]

Commemorative photograph from the ship launching of the S.S. Expounder at Moore Dry Dock in Oakland, California, sponsored by Mrs. Annabelle Jones Rose of Berkeley, California. 1944. Donated by John Aronovici.

RORI 1863 caption

RORI 1863 caption

Lillian Haws Foust was an inspector at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.

Dorothy & Roy Lowe, 1942 [RORI 722]

Dorothy & Roy Lowe, 1942 [RORI 722]

Roy was in the Army Air Force, and Dorothy was a riveter at Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California.

Welders, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_c]

Welders, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_c]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

RORI 2467_a-1 caption

RORI 2467_a-1 caption

Barbara Pasco Vickers worked the graveyard shift at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Washington.

RORI 774_a-1 caption

RORI 774_a-1 caption

Josephine Stober and her daughter, Diane. Josephine worked for Union Oil in Long Beach, CA during the war.

Original sheet music, "Rosie the Riveter" [RORI 1175]

Original sheet music, "Rosie the Riveter" [RORI 1175]

The pop song Rosie the Riveter was released in 1942 by The Four Vagabonds. It was written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb and produced by Paramount.

Kaiser Shipyard, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_d]

Kaiser Shipyard, Richmond CA [RORI 1039_d]

Photograph donated by James Partain, on behalf of Frances Lorine Partain, a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards.

Co-workers at Army Air Force Base at Presque Isle [RORI 822]

Co-workers at Army Air Force Base at Presque Isle [RORI 822]

Lois Benvenuti, center, wrote on back Hangar 2 workers, not many girls--just me!

RORI 774_a-1 caption

RORI 774_a-1 caption

Josephine Stober and her daughter, Diane. Josephine worked for Union Oil in Long Beach, CA during the war.

Ship launching ceremony,Moore Dry Dock, Oakland CA [RORI 3624_f]

Ship launching ceremony,Moore Dry Dock, Oakland CA [RORI 3624_f]

Commemorative photograph from the ship launching of the S.S. Expounder at Moore Dry Dock in Oakland, California, sponsored by Mrs. Annabelle Jones Rose of Berkeley, California. 1944. Donated by John Aronovici.

Leonore & Frank Medeiros, ca. 1944 [RORI 1394]

Leonore & Frank Medeiros, ca. 1944 [RORI 1394]

Lenore worked in the punch press department for a plant in San Bruno, CA while he served in Europe.