Friday, April 24, 2015

Rosie the Riveter model has died


Mary Doyle Keefe, the model who posed for Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting, died this week, aged 92.

Keefe posed for the painting when he was 19 and working as a telephone operator.



She was never a riveter but the image was symbolic of the American women who worked in the home front in World War II.

This image was made by another artist (J. Howard Miller) and would be used as a poster to sell war bonds.