Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Scraps from the Past - Wartime Cartoon Supports the War Effort

From time to time, a vintage pattern will contain newspaper clippings, but not in the typical sense. These are sections of newsprint that were used to make an altered pattern piece (so the seamstress did not have to cut or tape or otherwise damage the original).

It is always interesting to see these. Sometimes they show the want ads, sometimes grocery store prices and other advertising, sometimes local sports, rarely the headlines of the day.

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The clipping, found tucked in a pattern from the war years of the 1940s, provides most of a specific comic strip, although I have no idea of the name of it. It shows that saving items for the war effort was very important during those difficult years. It's very touching humor. :)

It's also sort of fun to note the fashions of the day as illustrated in this cartoon, especially for the ladies.


  1. How fun!

    The Middle Sister and Singer

  2. It is great that it is in color - because of that and having 3 panel rows, this comic strip must be from the Sunday paper. Note the poster on the wall - "Save Used Fats" - they were saving more than paper for war effort. :)