'Rosie the Riveter' model dies
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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