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Woman who inspired iconic US WWII poster dies

December 31st, 2010

A US female factory worker who inspired the Rosie the Riveter poster during World War II has died at the age of 86.

The image of Geraldine Doyle and the “We Can Do It!” message was commissioned to boost morale for women working in manufacturing at the time.

Doyle was photographed wearing a red and white polka-dot bandana at a metal factory in Michigan at the age of 17.

She died on Sunday in the city of Lansing after suffering complications from arthritis, a spokesperson said.

The image featuring Doyle flexing her bicep beneath a rolled-up shirt sleeve helped to prompt women in the US to take positions in manufacturing and replace male workers serving in the military.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12100238

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Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year

December 24th, 2010

As the year comes to an end, I would like to wish everybody all the best for the holiday season. Also a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

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Server Upgrade

December 14th, 2010

WW2inColor has been growing tremendously, so naturally it is time for another server upgrade.
The schedule downtime window is 2AM-6AM Eastern Standard Time, so starting in about 14 hours. It might take only an hour, but could also take the entire four hours. I know this is rather vague, but I will not be performing the upgrade myself and do not know the exact details.

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