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Who Was Naomi Parker Fraley? Original Rosie the Riveter Wasn’t Recognized for Over 70 Years

The iconic World War II-era Rosie the Riveter poster has been used as a symbol for the women’s movement for years, but few people know the woman behind the image. Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration for the photograph that became the poster, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 96 in Longview, Washington, KATU reported. According to Fraley’s daughter-in-law Marnie Blankenship, a photographer…