Naomi Parker Fraley, the model for one of the most famous pieces of propaganda of all time.
The iconic 1942 poster of Rosie the Riveter urged six million American women to enter the workforce during the Second World War. But just who the woman was in that famous image has always been somewhat of a mystery. The poster itself was not titled "Rosie the Riveter." It merely said "We can do it!" The linking of the phrase with the poster came about through a conflation of it with a Norman Rockwell painting that came out around the same time, which featured a similar woman with a lunchbox labeled "Rosie." This in turn was linked to a song called "Rosie The Riveter," released the same year. See, 1940s memes were just as confusing as ours!
Naomi Parker Fraley probably had the most legit claim to being the inspiration for "Rosie," because of a suspiciously familiar image snapped in 1942 depicting her at work in a red bandana and blue jumpsuit. Fraley herself was not aware of any connection between herself and the icon until she went to a museum exhibit in 2009. Too bad the photograph in the exhibit listed another woman, Geraldine Hoff Doyle, as the subject. Fraley was understandably befuddled by this, having had a copy of the very picture in her collection at home for decades.
Fraley was vindicated when a researcher dug up a newspaper article with the image of her hard at work on a lathe, which identified her as "Pretty Naomi Parker." See? Compliments like that are your reward for keeping society running during Armageddon!