I <i>knew</i> I'd seen her...

Friday, September 21, 2012

I knew I'd seen her...

Waitress Sandee

...somewhere before when she was taking our dinner order at New Moon Café last weekend, but it took me awhile before I got it.

Our server, Sandy Silver­man, was channeling Pitts­burgh illustrator J. Howard Miller's iconic February 1942 "We Can Do It!" poster com­missioned by Westing­house's War Production Co­ordinating Committee, cre­ated to recruit women into the workforce while the bulk of the men were in the military fighting the evil Axis powers.

"We can do it!" by J. Howard Miller

I thought that was pretty neat because Sandy's mom wasn't even born when that poster was popular, and the young woman had nailed it!

I admit that I have a great fondness for all things '40s... well, maybe not some of the music... but the movies (especially "The Maltese Falcon," "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca") and the poster art and magazine cover illustrations, especially from the World War II years.

And it's why we like New Moon Café... where else can you have your meal served by "Rosie the Riveter?"


1. Hampton West said...

All great movies – I have quite a collection of '40s flicks – Sandy looks great!!!! And the music was pretty good!!!!

Love the WW II years! Great clarity in that time.

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