Monday, January 19, 2015

underneath the lintel | kilroy was here

A prominent image in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL is the Kilroy Was Here graffiti.  This graffiti image of a bald head peeking over a wall became popular in WWII, associated with GIs.  Around the world, the character took on various names - "Foo" in Australia, "Chad" in the UK, and more.  The servicemen are reported to have left the graffiti on the walls of places they were stationed to record their movements, and it is rumoured that Hitler believed Kilroy was the codename for one high-level spy.  The graffiti image has carried through time, here are some shots of it around the world.

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