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Ad Libs: 'Let's Build a Squadron of Dirigibles in Lenin's Name'

Uploaded: Apr 29, 2010
No, I'm not running for office. (And I'm not sure what kind of office one runs for with dirigibles.) In fact, the above slogan was one of the catchiest ones in an exhibit I saw in 2005.

Hosted at the Cantor Arts Center, this was a show of political posters lent by the Hoover Institution. There were wartime exhortations ("Lend your strong right arm to your country"), protests, and Norman Rockwell images, all drawn from the expansive archives.

Now the posters have hit the big time. I mean, the really big time. "Antiques Roadshow."

On May 24 at 8 p.m., the program airing on KQED will focus on Hoover. ...

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An interesting wartime collection could be the "Citizenship and Morality" films they showed soldiers just before they gave us a pro kit [ask your grandpa] and our first pass.


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