Posts Tagged: Patriotism

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I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

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I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

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Speak Up America-Post-War Propaganda

Patriotic advertisements abounded in the cold war, post-war years touting among other things, freedom of speech. In today’s heated campaign climate its worth taking a look a one such ad. In this 1948 ad titled “Let him talk”, we are

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Speak Up America-Post-War Propaganda

Patriotic advertisements abounded in the cold war, post-war years touting among other things, freedom of speech. In today’s heated campaign climate its worth taking a look a one such ad. In this 1948 ad titled “Let him talk”, we are

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Beauty Bait During Wartime

In the fall of 1944 my mother Betty was a college freshman who had more on her mind than musty old history dates; it was dates of another sort that troubled her. However due to the war, she and the

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Beauty Bait During Wartime

In the fall of 1944 my mother Betty was a college freshman who had more on her mind than musty old history dates; it was dates of another sort that troubled her. However due to the war, she and the