Friday, December 31, 2010

Rest in Peace, "Rosie"

Geraldine Hoff Doyle - July 31, 1924 — December 26, 2010

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, a World War II factory worker whose bandana-wearing image in a wire-service photo is said to have been the model for the woman depicted in the 1942 "We Can Do It!" poster, has died. She was 86. The iconic wartime poster became an enduring symbol of women's power from the Rosie the Riveter era.

Rest in Peace, Ms. Doyle.


  1. No way. What an amazing legacy she left behind.

    PS - Happy New Year!

  2. Both of the photos above are amazing. She certainly left a strong legacy, and will live on in the "We Can Do It" image! Happy New Year to you and your family!!! All the best for 2011.

  3. Thanks for sharing!
    Thank you Ms. Doyle.

    Happy New Year! Can't wait to see you achieve your goal. (Also one of my goals ;) )

  4. Bummer, but what a legacy!!! If we could all be so influential and positive in our lives, right?

    Polar's Mom