I have seen this poster all of my life.
I have always loved what it symbolized.
This was a WWII recruitment poster from 1942.
She represented women who were the unsung heroines of WWII.
The women who helped pulled our nation together and worked in the factories, built the planes and were the nurses who cared for the soldiers... and some women- even flew the planes!
This is the photo that inspired the poster. This is Geraldine Doyler.
She was 17 in this photo.
Geraldine passed away on Sunday, the day after Christmas. Bless her heart. She was born in 1925.
It was only by fate that she became the poster girl.
She had only worked in the factory for a few weeks when this picture was staken and she actually didn't even know that she had become the symbol for women's empowerment for a long time.
This is a book that I have had since I started quilting by Blackbird Designs.
(I think I have collected all of their books)