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visiting the Oakland Museum of California
Thursday, April 29, 2010

We'll head back indoors for a short visit to the California History gallery. This is just a small sample of the wide variety of exhibits that are available here.

I like this image of Rose the Riveter. You may be familiar with the famous "We can do it" poster, and there's at least one copy posted here on Fotothing, but she shows up in a wide variety of cultural representations.

On October 14, 2000, the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park was opened in Richmond, California, site of four Kaiser shipyards. This is of personal interest to me, because the town of Richmond, California, is where I lived for the first five years of my life and it's where I started school. The Rosie the Riveter park is a source of pride for many people from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The famous "We Can Do It!" poster:
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May 31 2010 01:55 GMT ashdad PRO
I've never seen this one. Didn't know there were so many.
May 31 2010 17:15 GMT alden PRO
I like the little musical notes coming from the nacelle she's riveting. See, even ladies can enjoy metalworking!
May 31 2010 23:24 GMT gr8ronkinroll PRO
These museums are fun, aren't they?
My family spent a month in Richmond, waiting for our military housing to be built on Treasure Island. Which is where I spent most of my youth. I like to call it, "my confinement years"
Jun 01 2010 05:42 GMT marijke06
great way of drawing.....the old one !:)