Hartford, Connecticut: 1944.
Unbound. Two broadsides printed on engineering blueprint paper stock measuring 13" x 19½". Creasing and slight edgewear else near fine. Two posters advertising the P.&W. (Pratt & Whitney) Girls' Club Fall Meeting in November of 1944 and a Benefit Card Party in December of 1944. Also included is a first edition of *Powering the Eagle...Over 90 Years and Counting Pratt & Whitney's Inspirational Women* edited by Ned Allen. Enthusiasm for aviation and the need for factory workers during World War II created the perfect landscape for the women of Pratt & Whitney. These riveters handled every aspect of production from line work to inspection, all to do their part for the war effort. According to Allen, "their tenacity and grit gave rise to the now famous image of “Rosie the Riveter” and her “we can do it” attitude." These uniquely printed broadsides show some of the camaraderie and activities of the women of Pratt & Whitney during the war.