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"What bothers me," observed Duff suddenly, "is how we're gonna square ourselves with the old man."
Date: 1926
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 1/2 x 36 in. (77.5 x 91.4 cm) frame: 33 3/4 × 39 1/4 in. (85.7 × 99.7 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Three Sallies," by Leonard H. Nason, in The Saturday Evening Post, August 7, 1926.
Credit Line: Acquired through gift of Gertrude E. Skelly, 1993
Object Number: 1993-52
About: Albin Henning was the son of German immigrants to Minnesota. Without formal art training, he opened a studio in New York City and enjoyed a career as a versatile illustrator for various publications. In this scene from a story about American soldiers under siege in the French countryside during World War I, the men try to progress at night, wondering how they will explain to their commanding officer that they have stolen a supply of rum from their British allies. The “Sallies” of the title was British slang for women who served as auxiliary volunteers at the front.
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