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    Rosie the Riveter model for Norman Rockwell painting dies at 92

    Norman Rockwell's image of Rosie the Riveter received mass distribution in 1943

    The Associated Press Posted: Apr 22, 2015 6:13 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015 6:13 PM ET

    Mary Doyle Keefe posed with the painting in 2002. (Jim Cole/Associated Press)

    The model for Norman Rockwell's 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the homefront during Second World War has died. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92.

    Mary Ellen Keefe says her mother died Tuesday in Simsbury, Conn., after a brief illness.
    Keefe grew up in Arlington, Vt., where she met Rockwell and posed for his painting when she was a 19-year-old telephone operator. The painting was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943.
    Although Keefe was petite, Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter had large arms and shoulders. The painting shows Rosie sitting down in work overalls, with a rivet gun on her lap and her foot on a copy of Adolf Hitler's manifesto Mein Kampf.

    Rosie the Riveter model for Norman Rockwell painting dies at 92 - Trending - CBC News
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    Awww. Rip Rosie
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    I saw an interview with her a while back and she seemed super cool. RIP Rosie.
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