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Cover for The Country Gentleman, November 10, 1923
Date: 1923
Medium: Oil on illustration board
Dimensions: 23 × 22 in. (58.4 × 55.9 cm) frame: 26 3/8 × 24 in. (67 × 61 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover for The Country Gentleman, November 10, 1923
Credit Line: Gift of Sharon S. Galm, 2010
Object Number: 2010-26
About: One of more than twenty covers by Richardson Wireman for The Country Gentleman, this illustration depicts a Boy Scout who has jumped to attention upon hearing the national anthem. His satchel and belt buckle feature the Scouts' logo of the fleur-de-lis. The boy seems to be following the Scouts' encouragement to take an active role in amateur radio. Building radio receivers and transmitting Morse code were regular Scout activities, put to use in World War I, when the Secretary of the Navy praised these “chivalric young crusaders” for their expertise in helping to locate illegal amateur radio operators.
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