Tuesday, January 13

Ephemera: From Long Ago......

My good on-line friend Nancy Leitz, who many of us bloggers "know" through her humorous, thoughtful and intelligent comments, even though she doesn't write a blog, sent an email containing these wonderful posters from long ago. I like them as much for their artistic value as their historical importance. I hope you will enjoy them too!





















These posters are just as pertinent today as they were in the old days.
There were 22 of them in the series. I will show you the rest in later posts.

15 comments:

Tabor said...

They certainly reflect another time, but as you write, they also are pertinent today.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Very neat posters! Thanks for sharing. And, your letter is M!

Seamus said...

Somewhere buried in my mom's things are some old war effort posters from her days working in an ordinance plant in Louisiana. They were similar to these. It was sure a different time and different sentiment!

Kay Dennison said...

I love these!!!!

Lisa said...

These are very neat. I can't wait to see the rest.

Blonde Goddess said...

Mr.Man collects world war I & II memorabilia. He has several posters that are authentic and several reproductions (including Rosie the Riveter). I love these old posters and enjoy seeing them. Thanks for posting them.

Tabor said...

Kenju, I have adjusted some comment settings on blog and maybe that will help in using IE or Firefox...!

PI said...

Fascinating to see such powerful posters.

Diane Mandy said...

How cool! I look forward to seeing the rest. A very belated Happy New Year, BTW.

whimsical brainpan said...

Very interesting. They kind of remind me of the old Red Cross posters we have hanging in our local chapter. I should get some pictures of them.

Nancy said...

Judy,

Thanks for showing the posters today.

My Mother worked all through the War at Westinghouse twisting the blades that were put into airplane engines.It was very precise work and there were posters just like these all over the plant to remind the workers that the quality of their work directly affected the young men in the field. She often told me about them and about how seriously they were taken.

I enjoyed seeing these posters again.

Tabor said...

I went to "layout" and then "commments" and selected "anyone" to comment. I think I had it set to registered or users with google accounts...but I don't get much spam. I don't even get many comments ;-) so I changed it.

Bob-kat said...

These are great :) Britain had similar styled posters carrying similar messages during WW2.

Beverly said...

These are wonderful, and I had not seen the majority of them before. Thank you for sharing.

Jamie Dawn said...

These posters are wonderful and evoke pride and sadness and all the feelings that are wrapped up in wartime.