R.I.P. Rosie the Riveter


Did you know that the iconic World War II poster of Rosie the Riveter was based on a real factory worker? Her name was Geraldine Doyle, and she was only 17 years old when a United Press International photographer took a picture of her busy at work, her hair tied back in that famous bandanna. Sadly, Doyle passed over to that great machine shop in the sky on Sunday, after suffering complications from severe arthritis. The cellist and great-grandmother of 25 was 86 years old. Read more about Doyle’s life and legacy at the Washington Post.