Trivia Question :)

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Trivia Question :)
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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 11:04pm

While my new pic is in the process of switching over...apparently it did not immediately do so...all I see is that red ivillage box...I'll tell you a little about the pic and you try to guess who it will be.

Okay:  Here's a little background.

רקע

מלחמת העולם השנייה הביאה לגיוסם של גברים רבים, ומצד שני חייבה הרחבה של תעשיית הנשק בהיקף חסר תקדים. נוצר ביקוש גדול לעובדים, והמוני נשים הצטרפו לראשונה אל מעגל העבודה. בינואר 1942 העריכו המעבידים כי 29% מן התפקידים ניתנים לביצוע בידי נשים; עד יולי 1942 השתנתה ההערכה ל-85%. בין 1940 ל-1944 גדל מספר הנשים בשוק העבודה ב-57%, והגיע ל-20 מיליון. חלקן השתלבו בתפקידים שעד אז נחשבו לגבריים, כמו רָתַכוֹת או מסמררות. כדי לעודד עבודת נשים, ובפרט בתעשייה הכבדה, יזם הממשל הפדראלי מסע תעמולה. הוא כוון בעיקר אל עקרות הבית, מתוך ציפיה שאחרי המלחמה יחזרו לחייהן הקודמים, וכן אל בני זוגן, כדי למנוע התנגדות ליציאתן לעבודה.

Wha?  You want it in English...not Hebrew?  Sheesh...ooO-Kaaay.

I think most of us would remember her as a WWII symbol of feminism and female economic power...but along with that I think of her as a strong and courageous woman...able to take on any challenge presented her.

Winner gets squat.

Clarity


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Avatar for worthmore
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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 11:31pm
Shouting out random answers:
Rosie the Riveter
Mata Hari
Coco Chanel (almost wrote Choco)
Julia Childs
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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 11:43pm

Your number 1 shout out is correct, worthmore!  Rosie the Riverter!  

It's a great pic...just perfect!  Wait 'til you see it!


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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 8:17am

Is it the Norman Rockwell illustration from the Satruday Evening Post?  That was the pic for July on my date calender.

 

 

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 9:17am
Woo-hoo! I win squat! (Will it be delivered or will I need to pick it up?)

I can't wait to see this picture!
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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 10:12am

I love Norman Rockwell, but no, it is not from his illustration...I don't think so anyway.  I wonder what is taking it so long.

Edited to add:  What's with the 'stethoscope' answer to an instrument you could excel at?  Where you just checking to make sure we were paying attention?  


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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 10:36am

My grandmother WAS a Rosie, of sorts.  She was an immigrant and farm-strong, and she went to work at the first female welder in the large city where she lived.  We have newspaper pics of her working on airplanes for the war effort.

Her only son came home in a casket which she never recovered from, but she worked as a welder for every year in the war. 

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 11:02am

Mornin' Flying

Pretty cool history...and really nice having the pics.  How awful about her soon.  Unfortunately too many mothers experiencing this today still.

I'm giving this picture another 24 hours to shows itself.  Otherwise, I'll have to find something else...wah

 


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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 11:20am
withclarity wrote:

Edited to add:  What's with the 'stethoscope' answer to an instrument you could excel at?  Where you just checking to make sure we were paying attention?  

I'm not musically inclined, so I couldn't think of any musical instrument.  The only other type of instrument I could think of was medical, and eliminating all the scary ones, doesn't leave much choice. 

Plus I find it way cool when a doctor or nurse checks your heart, your lungs, blood pressure and that they can hear so much with a stethoscope.  I would love to have that ability. 

So that make me either geeky or weird, or both.

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 11:31am
both! :smileyvery-happy:

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Sat, 08-18-2012 - 8:24am

There she is!  Isn't she just perfect?!?!?!?!


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