Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rosie the Riveter - RIP

"Geraldine Hoff Doyle of Lansing, Mich., the woman behind an iconic image of a bandana-clad, muscle-flexing Rosie the Riveter during World War II died last month. Doyle was 86 upon her death, a lifetime older than the 17-year-old factory worker who was captured in a United Press International photo in a metal-pressing plant near Ann Arbor.

Her photo was later used by the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee in an illustrated poster called, “We Can Do It!”. The poster was designed to encourage other women to enter the workforce in support of the war effort but has grown to become a pop-culture icon of women’s equality".

Hat tip Maturin


Anonymous said...

RIP- Rosie you will always be the inspuration that keeps me going!! Thank you. A great American idole, as a child this poster helped me think out side the box!! We Can Do It!.Ladies be stronge our will is just as capable as any Man. Lily Gay Grants Pass, Ore.

John Gray said...

Hi Lily

Yes a great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

You are aware that the elder lady pictured is not Geraldine right?

John Gray said...

Hi anon