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CATEGORY: Propaganda
This WWII Cartoon Taught Soldiers How to Avoid Certain Death
April 13, 2018

The War Department commissioned the creme de la creme of Hollywood, including Dr. Seuss and Mel Blanc, to create the 'Private Snafu' film franchise. Read More

Easter During WWII Featured ‘Hitler Eggs’ With Moustaches
March 30, 2018

Despite the ongoing global conflict, Americans still took the time to celebrate Easter in 1941. Read More

Propaganda Film Shows How North Korea Might Like Trump’s Visit to Go
March 9, 2018

It’ll take more than a presidential visit to end North Korea’s nuclear program. Read More

Uncovering the Secret Identity of Rosie the Riveter
January 23, 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration behind Rosie the Riveter, died in January 2018. Read More

How “Tokyo Rose” Became WWII’s Most Notorious Propagandist
January 20, 2017

Convicted of treason for her infamous “Tokyo Rose” propaganda broadcasts during World War II, American Iva Toguri eventually spent nearly three decades waiting for her name to be cleared. Read More

When Dr. Seuss Went to War
March 2, 2016

Explore the children’s author’s little-known work penning political cartoons and producing propaganda films during World War II. Read More

Santa Goes to War
December 22, 2013

The modern image of Santa Claus first appeared in a Civil War illustration, and it wasn’t the last time St. Nick was deployed in wartime. Read More

Fighting to Save Rosie the Riveter’s Factory
July 31, 2013

A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan's Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Seuss
March 1, 2012

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Inspiration for Iconic Rosie the Riveter Image Dies
December 30, 2010

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the model for an iconic poster associated with Rosie the Riveter, died on December 26 at the age of 86. Read More