1918 in Color: Be Prepared

Shorpy always has great photos. You can spent way too much time digging through finding gems like this. The photo below is a scene replicating Joseph Leyendecker’s BSA Liberty Loan poster for bonds during World War I. Gotta love these colorized photos, though it’s not as good as the Lincoln or Lindbergh photos.

Check out the comparison … so cool!

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Lifer

    Oh I’m a gaste — Kid playing with a very large knife. He could put somones eye out.

    • Popeye D. Saylorman

      Swords don’t kill people, people do.

    • André M. Smith

      Dear Lifer: You are postulating a tempest in a teapot. The lad is not “playing with a very large knife,” he is kneeling stationary while holding an engraved scabbard in which is sheathed a sword. No alert scout of any age would hold a sword by its two cutting edges.

  • AngryParakeet

    There’s a govt building called Liberty Loan…just south of the Bureau of Engraving. Looks about 1918 vintage.