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Write a caption for Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" for a chance to be published in the upcoming issue of The Saturday Evening Post!

Rosie the Riveter

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The U.S. saw Norman Rockwell’s art on The Saturday Evening Post cover for the first time on May 20, 1916 — almost 100 years ago. To celebrate the upcoming anniversary, we asked you to write a caption for Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter. Below are the five caption finalists.

To vote, simply type the number of the caption you like best in the comments below. The caption with the most votes will be published in the July/August issue of The Saturday Evening Post!

Voting closes Monday, May 30.

Click on the images below to view all 5 caption finalists:

Rosie the Riveter first appeared on the cover May 29, 1943 and appears on the cover of our latest special collector’s edition which features 70 years of cover illustration from our archive. Learn more about the real Rosie, model Mary Doyle Keefe, here.

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Comments

  1. I vote for Number 3 because it specifies the era when I believe the woman in the picture was in the army. Defeating the Nazis is more important than bringing home the bacon which was Number 1. The picture has appeal to me because it is showing that women can do it too.

  2. #5 The caption most closely relates to the subject and at the same time humanizes her personality.

  3. #3, women were active “soldiers” in WWII on the front lines, at home raising children alone, keeping families fed, clothed, and working to in a variety of roles supporting the war effort. Women were the ‘behind the scenes’ strength of the war effort, America’s Women Power

  4. I am glad I am not the judge of this contest – 97% of all of the above are heartfelt captions – Thanks to all of the above for thinking deep in their brains and hearts so I could read them….

  5. I sit and stand up for America The Beautiful!

    James Levay
    133 Adela St.
    St.Augustine, FL 32086

  6. “Well, hey there little fella. You know, dogs aren’t allowed in here, but there was a time when women weren’t either. Want to share my sandwich?”

  7. Don’t bother me….I’m on my lunch break!!!

    Carole Gilbert
    Trenton, NJ

  8. “Gender,shmender! We’re all fightin’ for the same cause!”

    St. Paul, Minnesota

  9. “Yes, my name is Rosie. I’m the best #%@* Riveter in this shipyard.”

  10. ” Perpetual strength is my Main Purpose every moment of each day.”

    ” I believe focus on good purpose is a must every moment of the day.”

  11. “Never underestimate the enemy? HAH! NEVER ever underestimate the American woman.

  12. “When it comes to protecting freedom, I’m ready to rock, rattle and rivet!”

    St. Paul, Minnesota

  13. …” Anything you can do. I can do better. ”
    “NO YOU CAN”T/
    YES I CAN/
    NO YOU CAN”T/
    YES//////////////////// I CAN///////////////” ha ha

  14. “Of course I’m good at what I do! What else did you expect?”

    Catonsville, MD

  15. These arms, that made the arms, that saved Western Civilization, are armed now.

  16. “They love me now, but what’s gonna happen when the war is over and the boys come home?”

  17. That’s OK boys! Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you!

  18. “I’ve been told I have a riveting personality. Do I take that as a compliment or not?”

  19. If I had as much Bologna in this sandwich as there is in this election, I could feed the free world!

  20. I work this riveting gun so our troops can out gun the axis.

    Bill Engle
    Ellicott City, MD

  21. Once we’ve taken care of Hitler, we can continue the real battle
    for equality.

  22. “Whether woman or man, they all had a plan, to keep America strong for as long as tyranny threatened the land.”

  23. See boys, we can rivet as well as you can plus our rivets keep America strong and together.

  24. “You think you know better than ME what the best lunch is
    for a strong, working woman? THAT’S BALONEY!”

  25. No way! Stay away! Food’s fuel for my day.
    One rivet at a time keeps the enemy at bay.
    I’m supporting our troops, the American way.

    Colette Sasina
    Summerfield, FL

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