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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Careless Matches Aid the Axis

Careless Matches Aid the Axis

Circa 1942 silkscreen poster by Louis Hirshman encouraging safe disposal of matches, showing stylized Japanese soldier standing behind a tree with a match, with the rising sun in the background. Federal Art Project / WPA War Services Project. View full size.

 

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Careless Matches

Gruesome racist stereotype but man this design sure has impact, it screams and knocks me out!

[It's a caricature, not a "stereotype." - Dave]

Careless Matches

Boy, do i love the nauseating racial depictions of world war two.

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