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Carrots and the Kaiser: 1918

Carrots and the Kaiser: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "National Emergency War Garden Commission display, G Street." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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The lady is Mary Loughran

The lady is Mary Loughran, wife of Daniel Loughran who had retail & wholesale cigar stores in DC. G street for this photo then moved to E street. A wholesale warehouse was constructed on K street SE and the E street location rented to Basins Restaurant. Mary & Daniel Loughran were my great-grandparents.

The Lady

I think by standards of that time the lady in this photo must have been considered very attractive. I am stunned by the quality of the photos on this site.

Is it possible?

Is it possible this young lady was the MODEL for the posters? I see a certain similarity, and it might explain the "Cat who ate the canary" smile.

If you were there on that day in 1918

You would have seen what the big poster looked like in person, or in window.
I will resist a "Do you have any union leader in a can" comment.
The art is by James Montgomery Flagg whose most famous painting probably is the iconic Uncle Sam pointing pose with "I want YOU for U.S. Army". A Wiki visit is worth the time to learn about Flagg, once the highest-paid American artist.

Too Much Leg

The photographer is showing a bit too much leg!

Great posters and a very pretty lady!

What a neat combination.

Is it just a Cigar Store?

Planting seeds, Cigars, a knowing smile...
We know what this is really about, don't we?

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