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Be Prepared: 1918

Be Prepared: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Robert Hall, group." Happy Fourth of July from Shorpy! 8x10 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.


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Hue and Eye

Great colorization. It's funny how all it takes is a little color to make the picture look like it could have been taken this year. Thanks!

Color Me Baad

Haven't colorized a photo in a while and felt that this image would provide a wonderful canvas. Click to enlarge!

Third Liberty Loan

They seem to be modeling Joseph Leyendecker's BSA Liberty Loan poster for war bonds.

[This is a good example of the effectiveness of illustration as compared to photography. Or maybe it's just a lesson about the importance of casting. - Dave]

Next: rubbing two sticks together

Fig. 38: Allegorical tableau: "Youth Instructing Liberty in Preparedness in Battle and Wilderness Footwear." Study by Mr. Saint-Gaudens for obverse of pattern $20 gold piece, rejected by Mint Director as inappropriately suggestive.

Update: Well, I was close.

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