Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cold War paranoia

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These are images, gathered around the web, of early American Cold War propaganda. They're posters, advertisements and comic book covers. They appear lurid, over-the-top and slightly hysterical to modern eyes, but it should be remembered that they were created by people who had gone through WWII, so the thought of cataclysmic global war was not an abstraction to them.

There are more examples after the jump. 

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