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Usa is dead, Rosie the riveter: the working-class-symbol, who worked in the tanks against the nazis
the NEW YORK - died in the United states at the age of 95, “Rosie the riveter”, a legendary woman-worker, an american who during the Second world war with thousands of other american entered in the factories of war to replace the men sent to the front. “Rosie” was called Rosalind P. Walter and also thanks to the propaganda war soon became the archetype of that army of women mobilised to support the industrial effort in the war against Japan, nazi Germany and fascist Italy.

The New York Times writes that this was only the first step of a life on the line: after the fame initial became a presence in public television, Pbs and tv in New York, Wnet: it was called for years on television to bear witness to his commitment during the war. To work in a factory, where you inserted the rivets in the wings of war planes in construction, Walter gave up to go to college and then to the university: in all the tv programs in which he participated, he stressed the importance of education for young women.

Walter was born 24 June 1924, Brooklyn. His father was the president of a factory of medicines, that produced penicillin distributed to the soldiers deployed on various fronts. The second source of economic well-being was the second husband, Henry Glendon Walter Jr, the owner of the “International Flavors and Fragrances”, a company that produces scents and aromas used in the well-38.00 commercial products. Rosie is not the woman depicted in the famous manifesto of war “We can do it”, the one where a worker shows the muscles to emphasize that women were able to construct in the factory the planes and the tanks that were needed for the war. But it inspired the creation. Mary Doyle Keefe, the real model of the poster designed by Norman Rockwell, died in 2005.

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