In honor of Women’s History Month, our object for March is a “Rosie the Riveter” lunch box currently on display in our 2024 exhibit, “Unseen Hands, The Hidden Elements of Labor.” Over the last several decades, J. Howard Miller’s design of a female worker dressed in a denim jumpsuit and a red bandana presenting her bicep has been a notable symbol of women’s empowerment in and outside the workplace. Initially published in 1942 and privately distributed on a small scale, “Rosie the Riveter” was just one of thousands of wartime posters produced in the 1940s to increase production, boost morale, and prevent strikes. After being lost for nearly a half-century, Miller’s poster resurfaced in the 1980s and has since become an indistinguishable portrayal of feminism in the United States and across the world.