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The Orange Menace: 1941

The Orange Menace: 1941

July 1941. "Signs on U.S. 41, Kenosha County, Wisconsin." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


Heh, Heh, Heh

Mmmmmm ... Cheese ...

I Told You Once Already

Cheese must be real jerk.

Nasty things, badgers

I guess it takes a real man to gather enough badger milk to make cheese.

The "Orange Menace" Sign

It's a Protest sign very similar to the ones that say "End Road Work"

Badger Cheese Market

I’ve heard of goat cheese, but badger cheese?

Beautiful sign

I am a sign painter, and I love to see examples of hand lettering. Not much design, but it does the job and was a simple sign to "knock out". I am sure it was lettered with black and red.

This banner was most likely painted on muslin stretched on a wooden frame and then primed, a very common technique back in the day.

As everyone knows --

the cheese stands alone.

I'm slow, took awhile to stop

Took me five minutes to figure out this one. Kept thinking "Who'd want to stop cheese in Wisconsin? They wouldn't even let oleo be yellow.

This was the golden age

for sign painters, later on the be a thing of the past.

I certainly can't

... get behind this cause.

Lactose intolerance?

How long did it take before the grammatically-correct local schoolmarm added either a period, or the word "for," after the word "STOP?"

Handmade Sign

That's a pretty awesomely done home-made sign. No FastSigns around back then.

[These would have been the work of a professional signpainter. - Dave]

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