Friday, November 13, 2009

'cause you're working, building a mystery, holding on and holding it in

So my friend emailed this old WWII-era poster to me earlier today, with the subject line: "Do you think Hitler is the little spoon or the big spoon?" I honestly don't know what this poster is trying to prove. I'm familiar with this poster of pretty much the same theme, but what is this trying to get across to middle America? I can just imagine someone with a very authoritative James Earl Jones-type voice, announcing to 1940s women across America, "Ladies, instead of sleeping alone in your bed while your husband is across seas fighting Nazis, go out to your nearest bar/church/grocery store and invite the first fella you see to nude up with you for the evening. It's what your husband - and more importantly, it's what your country - wants of you."
Please, if anyone can enlighten me as to what this poster is about, I will owe you ten thousand scooby snacks.

2 comments:

GoRetroGirl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My goodness - that is beyond disturbing! Not exactly a case for being single. I know during WW2 these posters were all about ways to conserve resources that our troops needed (the car pooling one makes sense) but I haven't the slightest idea how sleeping alone would hurt the American soldiers.

Irregardelesly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

isn't it just anti masturbation propaganda?

btw
love your blog and all the inspiring photos!