stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Happy Women’s History Month!

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

In 1942, when she was 17, Geraldine Hoff took a job as a metal presser at a factory near her home in Inkster, Mich., near Detroit, to aid the war effort, Mrs. Gregg said. One day, a United Press photographer came in to shoot images of working women.

The resulting poster, designed by the graphic artist J.Howard Miller, was used in a Westinghouse Company campaign to deter strikes and absenteeism. It was not widely seen until the early 1980s, when it was embraced by feminists.

I have a pretty awesome job, but sometimes I’m indescribably jealous of SMNTY’s.

biomedicalephemera:

1938 WPA poster advising people to consult their physician if they have a cold.

biomedicalephemera:

1938 WPA poster advising people to consult their physician if they have a cold.

(via questionableadvice)

treehugger:

On average, Americans waste 40% of their food every year. Let’s all stop doing this. 

treehugger:

On average, Americans waste 40% of their food every year. Let’s all stop doing this

questionableadvice:

~ National War Savings Committee Poster No. 7, Great Britain, 1916via Imperial War Museums

Apparently no one mentioned this to anyone living in Downton Abbey.

questionableadvice:

~ National War Savings Committee Poster No. 7, Great Britain, 1916
via Imperial War Museums

Apparently no one mentioned this to anyone living in Downton Abbey.