Naomi Parker Fraley, the Woman Who Inspired Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96

When you think of WWII imagery, most likely Rosie the Riveter comes to mind. Naomi Parker Fraley, the woman who was the inspiration for the iconic poster, died this past Saturday at the age of 96. The New York Times wrote a beautiful piece on the woman behind the powerful image, and you should absolutely give it a read.

Rosie the riveter
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The “We Can Do It” poster has inspired countless people throughout the years, as well as countless comic book covers. Today I’m celebrating the life of Naomi Parker Fraley, and I encourage you to do so as well. She did it, and so can we.


About Veronica Webb

Veronica Webb is a self professed comic book nerd, with a strong focus on Archie and Golden Age comics. She also enjoys Disney World more than the average person, and bad movies. Speed Racer is one of her favorite movies. Seriously.