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Hopeful starlets, Los Angeles, 1946. Photograph by Bob Landry for LIFE. Via Retronaut.

Hopeful starlets, Los Angeles, 1946. Photograph by Bob Landry for LIFE. Via Retronaut.

Jean de la Fontinelle, Alphabet, 1940s. Via Animalarium: Alphabet Soup Nr. 2.

Jean de la Fontinelle, Alphabet, 1940s. Via Animalarium: Alphabet Soup Nr. 2.

Anthony Linch, Club Row Pet Market, 1946. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Anthony Linch, Club Row Pet Market, 1946. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Terezka, A Disturbed Post-War Child in an Orphanage, Drawing her Interpretation of “Home,” Warsaw, Poland. Artist: David Seymour (Chim), American, 1948. Source: Yale University Art Gallery.

Terezka, A Disturbed Post-War Child in an Orphanage, Drawing her Interpretation of “Home,” Warsaw, Poland. Artist: David Seymour (Chim), American, 1948. Source: Yale University Art Gallery.

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1940. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Second Position of ballet’s five basic positions demonstrated by ballet student Edwina Seaver. In this position, the heels are separated, toes out. #2 of sequence of 5.

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1940. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Second Position of ballet’s five basic positions demonstrated by ballet student Edwina Seaver. In this position, the heels are separated, toes out. #2 of sequence of 5.

Photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 1942. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 1942. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Nina Leen, Girl in Skating Ring, undated. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Nina Leen, Girl in Skating Ring, undated. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Bernard Hoffman: A taxidermist mounting an Arctic white owl. Rockland, Maine, 1942. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Bernard Hoffman: A taxidermist mounting an Arctic white owlRockland, Maine, 1942. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

British black-propaganda postcard, delivered in Germany in December 1941. 

Produced in late November 1941, depicting a fat girl holding a bottle of champagne and a pig (from a 1916 picture) with the text, “What, England starving us out? No way!”

From the article British Black Postcards of World War II on psywar.org:

Many types of philatelic propaganda were produced by both the Axis and the Allied powers during World War II. “White,” “gray,” and “black” propaganda in the form of forged and parodied stamps, postcards, letters, and letter sheets rolled off the presses on both sides of the lines. […] "Black" propaganda, the type associated with covert psychological warfare operations, purports to emanate from a source other than the true one. Examples include forged identity cards and ration coupons, counterfeit currency, and propaganda letters and postcards.

British black-propaganda postcard, delivered in Germany in December 1941.

Produced in late November 1941, depicting a fat girl holding a bottle of champagne and a pig (from a 1916 picture) with the text, “What, England starving us out? No way!”

From the article British Black Postcards of World War II on psywar.org:

Many types of philatelic propaganda were produced by both the Axis and the Allied powers during World War II. “White,” “gray,” and “black” propaganda in the form of forged and parodied stamps, postcards, letters, and letter sheets rolled off the presses on both sides of the lines. […] "Black" propaganda, the type associated with covert psychological warfare operations, purports to emanate from a source other than the true one. Examples include forged identity cards and ration coupons, counterfeit currency, and propaganda letters and postcards.

Norman Harris, Boston Museum of Science official, holding a 40 pound snapping turtle by its tail. Yale Joel, 1949. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Photo by Nina Leen. Webster Groves, Missouri, 1944. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Six HS sorority girls re-enacting solemn, secret initiation ritual by candlelight for photographer because only a real member has ever seen the real thing.

Photo by Nina LeenWebster Groves, Missouri, 1944. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Six HS sorority girls re-enacting solemn, secret initiation ritual by candlelight for photographer because only a real member has ever seen the real thing.

Loomis Dean, Olympic National Park at night with two hungry raccoons being fed a late night meal, 1949. San Juan Islands, Washington. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Loomis Dean, Olympic National Park at night with two hungry raccoons being fed a late night meal, 1949. San Juan Islands, Washington. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

forgottenantiquities:

The 1940s saw some very interesting experiments with Radium-based products. One strange product in particular was Nutex Radium condoms, said to “heighten the experience”. 

forgottenantiquities:

The 1940s saw some very interesting experiments with Radium-based products. One strange product in particular was Nutex Radium condoms, said to “heighten the experience”. 

#1940s   #bizarre   #condoms   #sex   #menacing  
This is just too, too sad. On too many levels.
Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, 1942: A home is sought for kittens as owners prepare to evacuate. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Source: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley. Via Calisphere.

This is just too, too sad. On too many levels.

Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, 1942: A home is sought for kittens as owners prepare to evacuate. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the durationSource: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley. Via Calisphere.

"Milk and Eggs Nature’s Food", 1941 - 1945 by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
Series: World War II Posters, compiled 1942 - 1945. Created by the Office for Emergency Management/Office of War Information/Domestic Operations Branch/Bureau of Special Services.

"Milk and Eggs Nature’s Food", 1941 - 1945 by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

Series: World War II Posters, compiled 1942 - 1945. Created by the Office for Emergency Management/Office of War Information/Domestic Operations Branch/Bureau of Special Services.

#vintage   #1940s   #food   #advertising   #war   #world war two   #milk   #eggs   #dairy