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Scouting Outing: 1917

Scouting Outing: 1917

"Boy Scouts as Bond Workers." June 4, 1917, across the street from Voss & Stern in New York. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

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Not a Den Mother...

"Den Mothers" came in with Cubs, which wouldn't be started until 1930 or so.
I don't recognize the uniform the driver's wearing at all, but it seems unlikely it's
a Scout uniform - there wouldn't have been any female Scout leaders during WWI, and the hat
doesn't match any Scout leader headgear.

Den Mother?

Looks like Mom is the chauffeur. What kind of car is this?

War Bond posters

Putting up the posters:

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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