Excerpt from WWII editorial cartoon
Posted in Observations

Squirrel Hollow or bust, that guy is a nut.

Actually the guy in the fake Uncle Sam get-up works for a competing railroad, and either way, this train is going to roll with at…

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Wartime letter to girlfriend in Chicago
Posted in Ephemera

Disrespecting Rosie the Riveter

I came into possession of some wartime correspondence. This fellow wrote to his girlfriend in November of 1942. Stationed in California, at one point he…

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WWII tiny hamburger stand cartoon postcard
Posted in The postcards

Baby burgers for the INFANTry

Is this guy on a diet or something? Wants Sarge to stop at the tiny hamburger stand for some presumably tiny hamburgers. Seems ironic that…

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WWII cartoon postcard, parachuting in
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Vern didn’t have enough to share

Vern had smuggled in some cocaine to share with his pals, in the toes of his boots. But word got around, and all these other…

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Guys at base recreation hall Ft. Lee VA
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A friendly game of pool

Here we have some WWII soldiers enjoying the base recreation center. Guys are playing billiards, ping-pong, there’s a card game going on. Except Bill. You…

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WWII Navy relay in can
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Isn’t anybody curious?

I got this WWII electronic relay in a can in a box of auction stuff, I think. It was never opened, so I don’t have…

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WWII humor postcard
Posted in The postcards

Keep the shiny side up.

I guess these Army jeeps were not built for precision or comfort. There is a picture my dad took around here somewhere… I think it…

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WWII cartoon postcard Army
Posted in Back in My Day The postcards

Clothes don’t fit the misfit

I had the same problem with my issued uniform when I joined the Navy in ’82… It got worse because I lost so much weight…

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WWII private does KP but would rather fight... cartoon postcard
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Just do what you are told!

A lot of people are starting to feel like this private doing KP in WWII – like, he’s not living up to his potential? All…

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WWII cartoon postcard, servicemen hogging the merry-go-round
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Calvary Training

This little girl does not understand, the Calvary must train somehow, and everybody is on a low budget. As the Kinks so truthfully said, “I’m…

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