Monday, December 12, 2016

"She Had Been Robbed of Her Part of History"

"Parker-Fraley spent decades unaware of her connection to the poster, mostly because another woman named Geraldine Hoff Doyle, who worked in a factory in Michigan, had been labeled 'the real-life Rosie the Riveter' since she believed she saw herself in an un-captioned reprint of Parker-Fraley's photo in the 1980s. 
"Because Hoff Doyle bore a striking resemblance to Parker-Fraley, no one questioned her claim, and her story traveled around the world. "

Tiare Dunlap in People writes about how James J. Kimble argues that Naomi Parker-Fraley of California was the model for J. Howard Miller's 1943 poster of Rosie the Riveter.

1 comment:

John Fraley said...

She was robbed but at least she's alive to see the correction.