Summer of '42
© Alberto Vargas/Hearst Corporation

Summer of '42

By Alberto Vargas
About the image
This friendly Varga Girl must have been a welcome sight for those who turned to her image in 1942, almost one year after America entered World War II. Most likely painted in the spring or summer of 1941 (to meet the '42 calendar publishing deadline), she brought her pre-war innocence and carefree repose forward to a time when the world was lacking both. 
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Summer of '42
Summer of '42