WWII

Everything's Coming Up Rosie

Geraldine Doyle, who died in 2011 at 86, believed she was the face of a movement, noting that her fame was very unexpected. In 1942, Doyle was working in a factory when a photographer snapped her photo. Unbeknownst to her, an artist, J. Howard Miller, used the photograph as the basis for the “We Can Do It!” poster. The artist added in the inspirational pumped arm and clenched fist.