Posts Tagged: propaganda

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

Sally Edelstein collage of appropriated images Atmospheric Bomb tests 1950s

Accidents Will Happen – By the Bombs Early Light

Rivaling the Grimm Brothers, one of the greatest stories told by the U.S. Government to its citizens  was the safety of the nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950’s. Our government insisted that the spate of nuclear atmospheric testings

Sally Edelstein collage of appropriated images Atmospheric Bomb tests 1950s

Accidents Will Happen – By the Bombs Early Light

Rivaling the Grimm Brothers, one of the greatest stories told by the U.S. Government to its citizens  was the safety of the nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950’s. Our government insisted that the spate of nuclear atmospheric testings

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

Vintage Right Wing Propaganda

What Was The Right Brewing Before The Tea Party?

  , George Washington Small’s biggest bugaboo was big government. It was, he felt, the duty of every American to build down Washington’s bloated bureaucratic government. Alarmed that the expansion of the government to regulate almost every aspect of American

Vintage Right Wing Propaganda

What Was The Right Brewing Before The Tea Party?

  , George Washington Small’s biggest bugaboo was big government. It was, he felt, the duty of every American to build down Washington’s bloated bureaucratic government. Alarmed that the expansion of the government to regulate almost every aspect of American

illustration Pt Barnum

The Hard Sell

Step Right Up Folks Obama is going for the hard sell, as he becomes the pitchman for the unpopular war with Syria. It’s already been all out war …at least when it comes to public relations. Obama and the White

illustration Pt Barnum

The Hard Sell

Step Right Up Folks Obama is going for the hard sell, as he becomes the pitchman for the unpopular war with Syria. It’s already been all out war …at least when it comes to public relations. Obama and the White

vintage illustration policeman

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

vintage illustration policeman

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