Thursday, June 28, 2012

Advertising for War

Today at BuffaloWingz we bring you a selection of advertisements featuring the two most well-known aircraft to be produced here in Western New York... the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and the Bell P-39 Airacobra.

During the second World War advertising took on a second role from that of its intended purpose, which was, of course, to sell stuff. In this second role, whether by accident or by design, advertising served to help increase morale on the home-front. Military-themed advertising appeared everywhere, and images of aircraft, tanks, and soldiers helped sell everything from actual war materiel to home appliances, clothes, paint, and cigarettes...

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