Vintage Monday–1943 Posters

Back in March I shared two 1943 posters that I had framed for our lake house family room.  I had four more posters from the same set framed and I’m sharing them today for Vintage Monday.

Vintage Monday - Sharing Unique Vintage Things

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These 1943 posters have the neatest graphics. They are sure to be conversation starters when our guests at the lake see them hanging on the walls there.

1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.

 

I found these posters in a dumpster.  Yes, a dumpster!

Four years ago a couple that lived down the street from my friend and running partner moved into a retirement home and hired an estate company to clean out their house.  A dumpster was placed in front of the house and every night after the estate company left, Suzanne and I would climb into the dumpster to see what treasures had been thrown out that day.

The wife of the couple was a teacher and I found a treasure of things that she used in her classroom including these vintage posters distributed by The Coca-Cola Bottling Company.  The poster series is called “Our America Motion Pictures” each poster is titled “Our America”.  I now have six of these posters framed.

The first two are ones that I shared with you back in March.  Every time we visit the lake, I enjoy looking at them.

1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.

 

The next four are ones that I recently had framed.  I’m planning to hang them in the hallway at the lake.

1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.

 

I really like this one and it may end up in our family room at home and not at the lake.  I am a sucker for anything patriotic!

1943 Our America Vintage Posters Set - These vintage posters were distributed by Coca Cola and were used in classrooms during and after WWII.

I’ve got a lot to share this week.  Look for a Stitch Fix post and a recap of my recent trip to Mississippi.

Comments

  1. MADELINE says:

    so glad you found these wonderful treasures…wow …have you told the owners how these people are throwing the stuff away …wow..can’t believe this …great for you and your friend

    • Sweet Pea says:

      We found these things several years ago. The homeowners moved a few hours away so they probably didn’t know how much was thrown out, but when you hire an estate company to clean out your home, that’s what happens unfortunately. Glad I could save some things!

  2. Michele says:

    Your posters are the bomb! The hubby and I acquire items like this when we can. Our latest are advertising posters from the 40s and 50s. We just put them up in our farmhouse in VA. We have old magazines, catalogs and movie posters. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I’m glad that you enjoyed the posters, Michele. I saw a similar one hanging in a Cracker Barrel in Woodstock, VA a few weeks ago. I’d love to see some of your vintage things!

  3. Poster were a great fine also love your vintage Easter items

  4. These are so fun, Paula! Great idea–thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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