George the "war hero" (circa 1956-57; actual size approx. 7.6 x 9.5 in. (19.4 x 24.1 cm.)). Photo courtesy of Delmar Watson. Who knows how or where George scraped together the leather helmet, jacket, and goggles for this shoot, but here's another example of reaching for whatever is at hand to compose a shot with a certain comedic effect. Considering our current era of heightened sensitiv- ities, political "correctness," and officious euphemism in public discourse, George's gentle attempt to mock war veterans with infirmities might prove more shocking today than it was back then. It might be said that, at only 5 feet, 3 inches tall, George had something of a "Napoleon complex." To my way of thinking, photos like this one bespeak instead a casual but deeply-running self-assurance that may have been mistaken by some as cockiness, arrogance, or conceit. Lightly retouched to remove scratches and spotting on cheek and background.

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