After years of searching, I finally answered a nagging question about Mary Bowser.
Alas, the answer tells more about us
(as in, 21st-century readers and history aficionados) than about her
Check out "The Spy Photo that Fooled NPR, the US Army Intelligence Center, and Me
No one is perfect. Certainly not me. As everyone who reads The Atlantic
online now knows.
And if any of you are Wikipedia contributors, please start updating that Mary Bowser entry