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Happy Labor Day! | Manolo for the Big Girl

Happy Labor Day!

On behalf of Twistie, Francesca and the whole Manolo gang, we want to wish our American (AND CANADIAN, geesh! -ed.) readers a Happy Labor Day!

How about a little poster retrospective in honor of the working women who came before us, starting with the most famous working girl of them all (no, not Melanie Griffith) Rosie the Riveter, a substantial broad as rendered by Norman Rockwell.

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(Illinios? Apparently all the copy editors were needed for the War Effort)

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5 Responses to “Happy Labor Day!”

  1. Lila September 7, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    You know, it’s Labour Day here in Canada too…

    Gramatically a bit different, but still, happy holliday :P

  2. JenniferP September 7, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Love the posters! And happy Labor Day, Canada!

  3. Twistie September 7, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    I’ve never cared much for Norman Rockwell, but that one Rosie the Riveter picture has always appealed strongly to me. I think I love the fact that she’s grimy from work and muscular and eating a sandwich without fear or favor.

    Happy Labour Day, Canada! And happy Labor Day to my fellow u-deprived Americans!

  4. Christine September 8, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Never forget the Canadians! We’ll always remind you!

    Christine

  5. Christine September 8, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    Never forget the Canadians! We’re everywhere!