Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rosie the Riveter Dies

Huffington Post: Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter," died on Sunday at the age of 86 due to complications from arthritis, the Washington Post reports.
...Rosie's story began in the 1940s, when the 17-year-old Doyle was working at a metal factory in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A visiting United Press International photographer snapped a pic of her sporting a red-and-white bandana.

I wonder if she finally gave up after seeing this:

Although this little tidbit of information gave me a chuckle:
According to the Wall Street Journal, Doyle quit after just one week at the factory where her picture was made famous.
Was "Rosie" the Riveter the 1940's version of Sarah Palin?

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