Vintage WWI Military Wife Illustration for Memorial Day
Since this weekend is Memorial Day (WOO!), I wanted to post this lovely but somewhat tragic illustration from a 1917 issue of British Vogue. The military wife is seen crying as her husband is in the background saluting one of his superiors. The illustration accompanied a fiction story in the magazine. Since Word War I was still going strong until 1918, I’m sure this had something to do with that. I always get choked up when I think of military farewells and reunions… and I don’t even have a husband in the military!
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