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Popular Culture: Everyday Diversions in Extraordinary Times


civilian war services cartoons
The following editorial cartoons related to rationing, conservation, and farm labor are from the Civilian Front newspaper, which collected them from various newspapers nationwide.
"You get five demerits for plinking your teacher, and you are expelled from school for wasting rubber."

"You get five demerits for plinking your teacher, and you are expelled from school for wasting rubber."

"Here comes Junior--conserving rubber."

"Here comes Junior--conserving rubber."

"I'd like an old-fashioned farm where they have plenty of shade and hammocks."

"I'd like an old-fashioned farm where they have plenty of shade and hammocks."

"I used to be able to do 60 miles an hour - now I'm lucky to be able to do 60 miles!"

"I used to be able to do 60 miles an hour - now I'm lucky to be able to do 60 miles!"

(Image and caption source: Various Newspaper Editorial Cartoons, Civilian Front Newspaper, 1942-1943. Folders 5-8, Box 34, Defense Council Records, OSA.)

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