“American soldiers select French perfumes at the gift counter of the Seine Section post exchange in Paris (France) March 28, 1945.” Photo by Photo12/UIG/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.