Here She Is —the Real Rosie the Riveter


One of the famous iconic images from World War II is Norman Rockwell’s poster of Rosie the Riveter. The painting, for which now-79 year old Mary Doyle Keefe posed twice and was paid $10, came to embody the can-do attitude of American women whose work helped win the war. Full story here .

post updated 10/1/09

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4 thoughts on “Here She Is —the Real Rosie the Riveter

  1. The picture of Mary Doyle Keefe is not displaying. Sad. :-(

  2. Thanks for fixing the link. I found this post as part of my research for my review of the play “This World In a Woman’s Hands,” which is also about Rosies. You might enjoy reading it, so here’s a link:

    http://coastliveoak.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/rosie-the-riveter/

  3. Fantastic! She really has become an icon and there is a rebirth of items for sale with this image on them.

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