Real ‘Rosie the Riveter’ dies at 92
The model for Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Mary Doyle Keefe became the symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II. How much was she paid for the modeling session?
Manufacturing in the Stateline lost a spokes-model of sorts today with the announcement that the model for Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Mary Doyle Keefe passed away at the age of 92 this week at her home in Simsbury, Connecticut according to CNN .
As a 19-year-old telephone operator, Keefe posed for the famous painting that would become the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943.