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Comet’s Nine Lives

DSC_1127Jan Brett is an illustrator and author of Children’s books. Comet the cat is one of her most enduring characters. The Nantucket cat leaves his home in the lighthouse in search of adventure and along the way loses some of his  proverbial nine lives. He suddenly wants to be home again with some life left.  This is the original book seller poster for the first release of the book in 1996.

And They Though We Couldn’t Fight



America was late in coming to World War I; it was seen as Europe’s War. While we observed from afar, European countries desperate for our help made derisive comments about our unwillingness to support the cause. The Zimmerman Telegram in 1917 changed that and America joined the allied cause later that year. This poster for a Liberty Bond drive depicts a doughboy, bandaged but fighting on, with several German helmets as trophies proclaiming that indeed America was a country to be feared.