U.S. Sailors and Marines from the USS Iowa on shore leave shop for perfume in Bermuda, circa 1943. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
November 11 is Veterans Day, and I’m marking the occasion with this World War II-era cover illustration from the Saturday Evening Post. This G.I. certainly seems to be enjoying the customer service he’s receiving at the perfume counter.
Illustration by John Newton Howitt (1885-1958) for the Saturday Evening Post, published January 17, 1924.