Thursday, December 30, 2010

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, R. I. P.

Lansing's 'Rosie' dies at age 86 | | Lansing State Journal: "Her face became the symbol of women's empowerment, and her death is the end of an era.

Geraldine Hoff Doyle of Lansing, the woman behind an iconic image of a bandana-clad, muscle-flexing Rosie the Riveter during WWII, has died, according to her family.

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!'"

1 comment:

Richard R. said...

"...her death is the end of an era." That era ended long ago, sadly.