"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, November 11, 2013

Girl of the Day - The Varga Girl

Alberto Vargas was an illustrator who became famous doing covers for Esquire magazine of scantily-clad girls, many of which ended up as pin-ups for soldiers in World War II, or as the sources of "nose-art" for American bombers.   In honor of Veterans Day, here are the Varga girls for 1944:

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