US wartime poster girl dies, aged 86

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The Independent Online

The woman believed to have been the inspiration for a poster which became a symbol of the feminist movement in the United States has died at the age of 86, in Lansing, Michigan.

A photograph of Geraldine Hoff Doyle was used for the "We Can Do It!" campaign against absenteeism during the Second World War. In the 1980s, it was taken up by the feminist movement. Mrs Doyle was said to have been unaware of the image until she spotted it while reading a magazine.