In 1918 and 1919, the Ford Motor Company produced a bunch of cartoons to support World War I and the Red Scare. This piece of radical eliminationism is from 1919. Here’s a link with sound, which
Dead horse, World War I This photo was sent to me by a reader. Her grandfather Gabriel Penn Cummings II took it when he served in the U.S. military during World War I. She asked me to post this as a t
Everyone loves American propaganda posters from World War I. Like this one: In fact, a selection of these posters are currently on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which I will be seeing
There were lots of cats hanging around soldiers during World War I. They were cute. That is all.
Another Decoration Day, another day to remember the Union crushing southerners committing treason to defend slavery. Two best tweets of this Memorial Day: The creation of Arlington National Cemetery i
A fake dead horse constructed to serve as a sniper’s pit by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in No Man’s Land, World War I. This was sent to me by a reader and is highly appreciated. ….In
As we reach the centennial of World War I’s commencement, it’s hard for me to see it as anything but one of the stupidest events in modern history. And I use the word “stupid”
Tarring and feathering has vague connotations of American revolutionaries standing up to Tory oppression or something. Well, here is what tarring and feathering is really like. John Meints, a German-A