Sunday, October 28, 2012

VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY, FISHING FLEET

Fishing Fleet WWII Poster, image courtesy of US National Archives
Here's a fun poster image.  This one dates from WWII, circa 1941-1945, and was put out to remind people how important fishing was to the war effort.  With food reserves going to the troops overseas, fish became a more popular staple in homes.

Of course, it has a double meaning, as many did, that not only was the fishing fleet important for victory, so were men.  Men who were fighting and the men who couldn't should be working on the fleet.  Assets to victory!!

Hope you are having a good weekend and I hope those in the path of Sandy and the "frankenstorm" are prepared and ready and stay safe!

4 comments:

Laurie said...

thats something I never thought of, the fishing helping the war effort, good reminder, beautiful art piece, thank you for sharing this today!

ladyhawthorne said...

You might be interested in the post at Needleprint today:
http://needleprint.blogspot.com/2012/10/british-patriotic-samplers-blog.html

1st Man said...

You are quite welcome! Some of those old posters are so beautiful huh? And I never even thought about the fishing industry and how it might have been impacted by the war and then utilized in a different format. Thanks for stopping by!

1st Man said...

Oh wow, that is SO cool! Thank you for sharing! I'd love to have one of those framed on my wall, ha. Works of art in their own right. Thanks again. :-)