Geraldine Doyle, the woman who would be known to Americans everywhere as "Rosie the Riveter" passed away on Sunday, December 26th at the age of 86.
This icon of the WWII era female workforce and of female empowerment didn't even know how popular she was until she accidentally saw her picture in a magazine 40 years after her famous likeness was created.
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This image is one of my favorite posters ever. I periodically tie my own little head scarf on when I'm feeling like a tough glamour girl. She will be missed.