Um, not quite. I mean yes, sure, well done Mrs. Doyle and I respect her contributions to the war. But this was for the “We Can Do It!” poster which saw extremely limited circulation during the war and wasn’t even about getting women involved. It only became well known as a symbol of feminism much later in the 1980s. Normal Rockwell’s painting, called “Rosie”, is “the” Rosie The Riveter. Though I am splitting hairs; all such images were meant to represent all working women and their contribution to the war effort.
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.
That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
Oh shit, that’s the real “Rosie the Riveter” ?
BAMF INDEED. This woman deserves all the respect in the universe!
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