Rosie the Riveter Model Dies at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe, the woman who posed for Norman Rockwells iconic 1943 painting “Rosie the Riveter,” died yesterday at 92 years old. Keefes image was a symbol for the millions of women who went to work on the home front during World War II. She posed for Rockwell when she was just a 19-year-old telephone operator and, while she was a petite woman, Rockwell depicted her with a more burly figure in the Rosie painting to show undeniable strength. Rosie is still a commonly used symbol of feminism, and Keefe will surely live on for generations to come.