Posters from the Past that Can Guide Us in the Future (Slideshow)


Image credit: Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis.

Eliminating waste. Walking instead of driving. Taking "Staycations" instead of flying. Fixing things instead of buying new. Car-pooling. All these things that we talk about on TreeHugger were considered a necessity 70 years ago during World War II. Where today we see Web sites and public service announcements, then they did posters -- sometimes funny, sometimes a bit over the top, and sometimes graphically quite beautiful.

We have previously looked at how Food Posters From the Past are Recipes for the Present; here we look at other admonitions.

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