Rosie the Riveter Dies at 86

From NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/12/30/132484640/michigan-woman-who-inspired-wwii-rosie-poster-has-died?ft=1&f=1001

by Mark Memmott

12/30/2010

In 1941, a United Press International photographer snapped a photo that would help inspire the nation. As the Lansing State Journal writes, it captured a 17-year-old bandana-clad girl who was working at a metal-pressing plant near Ann Arbor.

That image heavily influenced a poster that “evoked female power and independence under the slogan ‘We Can Do It!,’ ” The Washington Post writes. It became one of the most-famous “Rosie the Riveter” illustrations of the war.

Geraldine Hoff Doyle of Lansing, who 40 years later didn’t realize that the photo of her played a role in the Rosie phenomena, died Sunday at a hospice in Lansing. She was 86.

Continue reading at:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/12/30/132484640/michigan-woman-who-inspired-wwii-rosie-poster-has-died?ft=1&f=1001

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