Naomi Parker

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Parker modeled as Rosie the Riveter in the "We Can Do It!" poster

Naomi Parker Fraley (August 26, 1921 – January 20, 2018) was an American war worker and waitress. She is thought to be the likely model for the iconic "We Can Do It!" poster. She was unaware that the poster had become famous and in the interim Geraldine Hoff Doyle was credited as the model. The poster is erroneously referred to as the Rosie the Riveter poster, having become associated with the cultural icon in the 1980s.[1] She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Parker died in Longview, Washington on January 20, 2018 at the age of 96.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kimble, James J.; Olson, Lester C. (2006). "Visual Rhetoric Representing Rosie the Riveter: Myth and Misconception in J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!" Poster". Rhetoric & Public Affairs 9 (4): 533–569. ISSN 1534-5238. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/210135. 
  2. Fox, Margalit (2018). "Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-23.