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    WWII "Don't Scrap It" poster - image

    WWII "Don't Scrap It" poster.

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    A favorable example of propaganda.
    There remains a dispute, if recycling accomplished preservation of materiel to advance wartime production. There is not a lot of proof, such as tallies from truck scales, photos, or receipt at production companies, a significant mass of cast-offs made a difference.
    Meanwhile, this sort of campaign did produce positive results, channeling awareness of individuals to "join the team and pitch in", being even just a tiny facet of victory.
    I have a sizeable collection of this type advertising, some tell of company efforts, others focus on the public; especially the work force. In decades spent hunting these posters, examining probably thousands of them, only a very small percentage cast slurs toward Axis citizens, singling out names (or by caricature) their leaders instead.
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    I need a poster that says " Don't scrap it buddy, I need it to make something with".

    Hi Toolmaker51, I mourn the loss of a lot of old tools and machinery as there was a LOT of stuff given and sometimes taken for the 'war effort' particularly in Britain that was actually just scrapped.

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    Yes, Lend-Lease did it's job, for decades. At the same time our collective politicians fuzzle about what generates a decent economic environment. Dimwits in cubicles ain't it.
    I believe they think "The Office" is documentary, instead of mockumentary.
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    Just when does material become scrap?

    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    I need a poster that says " Don't scrap it buddy, I need it to make something with".

    Hi Toolmaker51, I mourn the loss of a lot of old tools and machinery as there was a LOT of stuff given and sometimes taken for the 'war effort' particularly in Britain that was actually just scrapped.
    K!
    Then in the spirit of hmt.net, instead of 'a', accept 'the'. . . .

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    I love these old propaganda workshop posters... anyone know where there is some for sale? or a good online repository for saved ones?
    I have a few I downloaded over the years printed, laminated and hanging in my shed, but I still have a lot of wall space left.


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    I have dozens, hand selected to frame in shop entryway, exhibited as the art they are. Directed at those who watch 'How It's Made', or think what we have now passes for an economy...
    Haven't really crossed any significant examples online. Any body of people seeking them, at one time anyway, unclear. The largest quantity appeared in WWII era 'Life' and 'Fortune' magazine, across USA. I'm positive similar magazines followed suit across the Allies. Seemingly, 99% are drawn renderings, no photographs.
    Here, we find them in sleeves, removed from the magazines, filed in antique shops. I'd swear to have examined hundreds, finding those with statements I relate to. Most get point across without a statement, pure graphics. There is advertising statements below, but the pictures carry themselves.

    One for Karo Syrup; sitting on floor, a darling red-headed girl is reading history. With a finger on the page, her head turns to ask 'Mommy, Who Was Hitler?"
    Another, Shell Oil, depicts a farmer mounted on a tractor, gigantically superimposed over grounds strewn with shattered buildings, planes and war materiel. The destroyed equipment, while tiny are Axis marked...

    You'll notice in post #6 differences than what Jon put up originally.
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    Thanks for that. My friends look at me very strangely sometimes when I say similar words, case in point an old winch dug up last week during some bush clearing.
    WWII "Don't Scrap It" poster - image-victory-girls.png

    Being Army I always did think Navy were girls.

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    You are welcome. Started with the phrase mentioned, just didn't 'fit' text-punctuation-format wise to read out as we'd say it. Great as English is...anyway, took liberties. 'Use It Up', main thing had to be in there. Should print out a decent size.
    May we live long enough to 'Use It Up' and still look for more. In a similar vein, a nifty 2 speed right angle manual winch found me two weeks back. It's freed up, I'll replace the cable [spool might hold ~ 30-40'] and fab a portable mounting. Being 90, doesn't need a pawl to hold or reverse.

    With a shade under 26 years in, can tell you; our Navy had a critical shortage of girls...but that poster is joining my others.
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