This is a little coloring book (6″ x 8″) with only 14 pages — with the exception of page yellowing, it is in perfect condition. Linda Lou’s daddy might have bought this for her in France while he was waiting to be shipped home at the end of the war. My father was in France around this same time — he had to wait quite a long time for a ship. My mother saved all of his letters (there are hundreds), and a few are addressed just to my sisters, Jean Ann and Sally. Jean Ann was just starting school and Sally was a baby, and the letters to them are very sweet.
The blackface guitar player seems odd for the late forties, but I think these types of images appeared later in Europe than in the United States.