RIP: Geraldine Doyle, who served as the inspiration for J. Howard Miller’s iconic WW2-era poster “We Can Do It!” (more commonly known as “Rosie the Riveter”), passed away this Sunday in her hometown of Lansing, Michigan. She was 86.
From the Lansing State Journal:
“‘Rosie the Riveter’ is the image of an independent woman who is control of her own destiny,” said Gladys Beckwith, former director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame. “She was a gracious, beautiful woman. Her death is the end of an era, and we need to take note of that. We need to respect what she stood for.”