Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Vintage Posters

Would you believe I thought this was Wednesday? I just sat down to post and realized today is Thursday!! Sorry for the late post, but with a four day work week, I got a little mixed up! Don't forget to visit the other great Vintage Thingies over at Colorado Lady.

This week I'm showing you Mr. Squash's collection of World War II posters. He loves WWII history as well as collecting the posters! This first one is our favorite! It hangs next to the dining room table. Anything behind glass is difficult to photograph, so some of these wound up on the floor for a better picture!
This is huge and hangs in our entryway. I've been planning a 4th of July quilt to hang near it!
This one is pretty ominous. The more I look at it, the more I see.
Mr. Squash thought this was a poster and bought it. Then he looked closer after he got it home - it is a photograph of a poster!! We're not sure if it's WWI or WWII.
This one is not from WWII but purchased for obvious reasons! It's by the famed artist David Lance Gaines. We have another of his, but it isn't war-related. I love it's Art Deco style.
I had to sneak the last one in. Mr. Squash's dad was a watch officer in the Navy during WWII. He was at sea when Mr. Squash was born. One if his jobs was to code and decode messages. He received a message that said his son was born, then it finished with "decode no further".
This was taken after he got home. The only transportation he could get back home to New Jersey from California was by train. He and his friends pooled money to get a car attached to a train and saw the entire country on their way home!
I hope you enjoyed this look back at WWII!

10 comments:

Coloradolady said...

At least you have a reason to think it was Wed...with the holiday and all...I have done that and not had a reason at all!!!

Great vintage posters, They just don't make things the way they used to. Love the first one!!

Have a great weekend...one good thing...it is almost here!

Ulla said...

Those are very special posters, and a great picture of little future Mr. Squash!

Kaaren said...

My Dad served in WWII, Candace so Mr. Squash's vintage poster collection brings back memories.

Thanks for sharing them.

Melanie said...

What historical posters. I am leaning towards WWI because of the font used and the Greek key looking decoration under the picture.

LOL I found myself writing 2006 the other day. I think you can be forgiven for losing a day when I was losing 3 years. ROFL

Carrie P. said...

Great posters. I really like the family photo. Is Mr. S. an only child?

SueLovesCherries said...

Awesome poster collection! I like the first best, and the family photo is really nicely done!

Kay said...

That's an interesting thing to collect. I love the colors in the first one.

Kay said...

Forgot to say, that "Halt the Hun" poster is bound to be WWI, since "Hun" was the phrase used for Germans then. In WWII people would have said Nazi, Reich, etc.

Anonymous said...

I am going to respond to your last three posts...your Jo piece is lovely in wool. I did mine in cottons as I am just beginning to build my wool stash..Love working with wool. The crab feast looks wonderful. I was raised in Maine and we grew up on all that wonderful seafood..yumm.
The WW 2 collection of artwork is wonderful as well. My husband is also very involved with anything he can catch on the war..We just finished watching Ken Burns 15 hours documentary on the WW 2. Pretty graphic but I did learn more about our history..Keeping my fingers crossed for the house..also sending karma your way!
Louise

Purple and Paisley said...

please tell mr. squash that mr. paisley is green with envy over his poster collection...wow, they are wonderful! ☺