Sunday, 2 December 2012

Public Announcements - Sunday Stamps

I thought I had drawn a blank this week for the public announcements theme until I remembered this 'Celebrating the Century' stamp for 1940.

USA  - Women Support War
I'm sure women don't, but it got a message across.

Otherwise the only other stamp I can find I have shown before here

To see whether others have made a better fist of it visit Viridian's sunday-stamps-99.

11 comments:

Peter said...

Powerful statement, Bob!

Joy said...

Its a fascinating series of stamps. I think that is Rosie the Riveter, so yes she could indeed do it, but unfortunately only until the men got back.

Ana said...

ive seen this picture used on a various occasions regarding women and their rights and sometimes even them being more superior than men...sometimes it really gets too feministic...and here, i also dont know what to think about 'women supporting war'?? or is it again to make them equal to men that women can go to battlefields as well and love it? women shouldnt be masculine...they are women after all!

agi said...

great idea to show this stamp for today's theme - however i feel like i cannot properly comment on the subject, i should ask someone who has been a young woman at the time ;)

Lisa B said...

Very colourful design!

Postcardy said...

I think just about everyone in the U.S. supported that war.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

This became such an iconic image and in a way it has been reinvented for a slightly different meaning than the original.

VioletSky said...

It was, in a way, a liberating time for women and a chance to prove they could be useful outside of the home.

Marcie said...

A well known picture on this stamp!

Jo said...

Violet Sky was right, it was a very liberating time for women even if it was attempted to push them back to the kitchen sink after the war, many of them didn't go. Having worked in factories and other places, my mother worked at an RAF airport driving jeeps, towing planes, running VIPs around, very unlike her previous life.

viridian said...

Thank you for participating this week. Sorry I am late with my visit.