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Here She Is ---the Real Rosie the Riveter

post updated 4/26/15

This article was originally posted in 2009, and, in light of the sad news of Mary Keefe’s death this week, at the age of 92, thought it only right to update it today. 73 more words


Mary Doyle Keefe, Model for Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter,' Dies at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe, who in 1943 posed as a model for her neighbor Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting Rosie the Riveter. died Tuesday at the age of 92 in Simsbury, Connecticut. 219 more words

Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter Model Dies at 92

The woman who posed as Rosie the Riveter for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 painting died Tuesday in Simsbury, Connecticut, after a brief illness. She was 92. 71 more words


Goodbye to Rosie the Riveter

Today we bid a fond farewell to Mary Doyle Keefe famously known as Rosie the Riveter. Mary posed for the iconic image in 1943 when neighbor Norman Rockwell asked her to sit for a painting, she was compensated with $10.   103 more words

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Model for famed "Rosie the Riveter" painting dies at 92

The model for Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' dies at 92. http://t.co/MBwMGfCW58 pic.twitter.com/fNw0c6rvf6

— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2015

Mary Doyle Keefe, who in 1943 as a 19-year-old telephone operator posed for what what would become Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Rosie the Riveter” painting, died this week at her home in Connecticut.

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