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RIP Rosie

In 1943, a then 19 year old telephone operator was asked by artist Norman Rockwell to pose for a painting. It’s purpose was to be the face of the women who were supporting America at home while their men fought overseas.

72 years later, the iconic image has taken on a life of it’s own.

Mary Doyle Keefe had no idea that the image would change history.

Today, we know that image as Rosie the Riveter.

Two generations after World War II, Rosie the Riveter is an icon for women everywhere.   Yes we can was then and still is the rallying cry for women’s rights.

RIP Rosie.

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