Plein Air in Wartime
Minneapolis College of Art Class, June, 1917
By the time this picture was taken, war had already been declared by the United States. The sun was still shining here, although several of the men in this picture would soon find themselves overseas. Adolph Dehn (standing next to the easel) would be sent to prison as a conscientious objector. His girlfriend, Wanda Gág (in plaid dress), would soon go to New York City to start her career in art. The fate of others is unknown to me, but the war would end quickly, as wars tended to do in those days.