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A model and a nice girl

Here’s an image that appeared on the photo page of the March 18 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star.

It’s fascinating that the caption referred to Ms. Bard as both a model and a nice girl.

The Red Cross poster referred to in this caption is based on a poster from 1918 titled “The Greatest Mother In The World”. The poster featuring Ms. Bard was eventually made into a United States stamp, which meant that, at one time, she was the only living woman whose face had appeared on a stamp.

Searches also turned up some other pictures and a video of Ms. Bard:

  • A better-quality version of the image in this photograph. The caption for this version states that Ms. Bard worked in her mother’s drug store in Queens.
  • A picture of her at a stove, from 1929. The caption for this photo stated that Ms. Bard didn’t smoke, didn’t stay up late, and cooked and cleaned for her parents. The caption also indicated that she was 22 at the time of the photo.
  • Newsreel footage of her cooking at the same stove and then posing as a nurse for the stamp.

I couldn’t find out anything else about Ms. Bard or what happened to her.

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