If would be very surprising if you hadn’t seen this pop culture post “We Can Do It”. Rosie the Riveter is one of those iconic posters and icons from World War Two. She was a symbol of female empowerment from World War Two and continues to be a symbol to all women worldwide.
After Geraldine Hoff Doyle was spotted at a factory at an early age of 17, she was photographed and history began. At that time over 6 million women entered the workplace during the war. Her war time poster is now a legendary pop culture icon.
Geraldine Hoff Doyle passed away December 26th, 2010 in Michigan. She was 86 when she passed on and it was years before she realized that she had become a pop culture icon and has had thousands of items that were devoted to that war time poster. She said that she was too busy taking care of her family after the war to really realize what had happened.
She might have passed on, but her face and what she stands for will live on forever.
Learn Something Fun: The image of the "glamour girl" was adapted to wartime conditions by depicting women in factory work as attractive and overtly stated that a woman could keep her looks while performing war work