June 15, 2010

Columbia


As a national sentiment, it sure beats the hell out of "Drill, baby, drill!".

Leslie's magazine cover
1916, artist James Montgomery Flagg (fitting last name)
from National Museum of American Illustration

4 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

So the ideal American woman was a really strong Swedish woman with a scowl on her face and a sword in her hand and something funny on her head? And hey- that flag is definitely touching the ground.

downtown guy said...

Heck, in 1916 they'd just got over the idea that the ideal woman should wear a bustle. Side note: this is the same artist that did the iconic "Uncle Sam Needs You" poster.

May said...

I wore an American flag like that once. Looks just like me. (an aside: the flag belonged to Alx.)

downtown guy said...

More importantly, how did it look on Alx?