Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the iconic face of "Rosie the Riveter" depicted on the famous World War II "We Can Do It!" poster, shown here, died in Lansing, Mich., Dec. 26, 2010. She was 86. In 1942, a United Press photographer aiding the war effort snapped a photo of Doyle, then 17 years old, at a metal-pressing plant near Ann Arbor, Mich. Unbeknownst to Doyle, Westinghouse War Production Committee-commissioned artist J. Howard Miller used Doyle's face as inspiration for the now-classic poster.
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