Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.
That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
Oh shit, that’s the real “Rosie the Riveter” ?
BAMF INDEED. This woman deserves all the respect in the universe!
Not exactly Reproductive Health and Rights, but inspiring, no?
What an incredible legacy to leave to your children (the obituary I found cites five children, eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren by her death in 2010).
Of our iconic images from this period, I’ll sure take this one over some our culture insist on celebrating.