The model for one of America’s most iconic images is still beautiful at the ripe age of 95!
When Naomi Parker-Fraley first saw the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster, she recalls, “I did think it looked like me, but nobody ever mentioned it.”
She never saw herself as a symbol of modern feminism, because 6 million other women entered the workforce during World War II.
The photo, showing 20-year-old Parker-Fraley sporting her signature red-and-white-polka-dot bandana and working on a turret lathe, was taken in 1942 by a photographer touring the Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, and featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide.
“It ran in newspapers from San Francisco to Washington,” Parker-Fraley says. “I even got fan mail!” – People Magazine has the full story.