Veronica Foster

01.02.1922 - 05.04.2000

Canadian propaganda model

Regarded as the Canadian, "Rosie, the Riveter" 

Veronica Foster, popularly known as "Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl", was a Canadian icon representing nearly one million Canadian women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and materials during World War II.

Foster worked for John Inglis Company Ltd. producing Bren light machine guns on a production line on Strachan Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. While working at the John Inglis Company Ltd. she was photographed for a propaganda campaign spearheaded by the National Film Board.

Her pictures were used to encourage Canadian women to participate in the war efforts and heavily depicted ties to third-wave feminist ideologies. The pictures of Foster and their impact on Canadian women also inspired the creation of the American cultural icon, "Rosie, the Riveter" .

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