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'Rosie the Riveter' model dies

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago April 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015 Wednesday, April 22 2015 April 22, 2015 6:46 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The woman who was the symbol of millions of American women who went to work on the home-front during World War II is dead.

Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. She posed for Norman Rockwell and his painting "Rosie the Riveter" while she was a 19-year-old telephone operator in Arlington, Vermont.

The painting became the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943. Keefe died after a brief illness, according to her daughter.

Keefe was actually petite but Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" had large, muscular arms and shoulders. 

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