We Can Do It -- the tale of an iconic image
November 4, 2005 11:26 AM Subscribe
We Can Do It!
In 1942, 17 year-old Geraldine Doyle spent a week
working in a Michigan factory pressing metal as a early replacement worker
for men who had gone off to war
. During her brief tenure a wire photographer would take a picture of her she'd soon forget. That image -- re-imagined by J. Howard Miller while working for the Westinghouse War Production Co-Ordinating Committee
-- would soon become iconic both for the war effort and for the forever changed society it fostered. Interestingly, Doyle was unware that she had been the inspiration for this great American image until 1984. She's still alive and kicking
in Lansing, MI.