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Okay, I may have altered the sub-head a bit.

I don’t have much to say for myself this fine post-Thanksgiving Friday night, so join me in trawling old WWII posters looking to steal stuff for inspiration.

Here’s Northwestern University‘s collection. And this guy’s Flickr set is excellent.

There are a few surprises. Like this one, which seems to be calling for racial harmony. And I didn’t realize they got this explicitly religious (hoo! That would make a modern ACLU guy’s cranium esplode).

MAN those people laid guilt trips on each other. “My daddy’s not coming home because you took the bus to the movies” sort of thing. Plus a lot of useless nannying. Eat your vegetables. Don’t start forest fires (yeah. Smokey was ALL OVER dubya-dubya eye-eye. Go figure).

Somebody told me once — don’t know if it’s true — that loose lips didn’t actually sink any ships at all. Still, it’s fun to revisit an era when you could express patriotism in totally non-ironic terms.

Good weekend, everyone!

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November 27, 2009 — 7:21 pm
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