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untitled (gatefold)
  • Alberto Vargas
    born: Arequipa, Peru ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • untitled (gatefold), circa 1941
  • published in Esquire magazine, October 1941
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor on illustration board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 58 x 75.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 13/16 x 29 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0534
Label Text

Depiction of three female heads, left and central women are wearing a hat. The female on the left has blonde hair and blue eyes, and is wearing a red hat with a gold emblem (identified as a US Army Male Officer hat badge). The female in the middle has red hair and green eyes, and is wearing a blue hat with a gold emblem (identified as a US Navy Male Officer hat badge) on the underside of the brim. The female on the right has brown hair and hazel eyes, and is wearing goggles on her forehead. She is holding a gold pin with wings (identified as a US Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet pin, also known as Early Pilot Wings).