Jenny the jeep

Jenny the jeep
  • Title :     Jenny the jeep
  • Artist:     Townend, Jack. | Townend, Jack (illustrator.) | Harer, Pamela K. (donor.) | Faber and Faber (publisher)
  • Accession:     XC2007.03.17.22
  • Collection:     Library
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Cartoons | Cartoons , 1940-1950 | World War, 1939-1945 , Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 , Propaganda , Juvenile literature | War , Pictorial works | Jeep automobile , Pictorial works | PZ 7 .T6496
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  • Tags:     ~Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~War and Political Propaganda~Posters and Printed Ephemera
story and pictures by Jack Townend. | In original dust jacket. | Decorative endpapers. | Hardcover edition, printed paper wrappers over boards, with an illustration of a pink jeep with large eyes ornamenting the hood on the front cover and a set of speckled stars before a set of banners on the back cover. | English. | Exhibited, April 23, 2010 through July 11, 2010, in “+5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection.” | Exhibited, April 23, 2010 through July 11, 2010, in "+5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection." Book, Jenny the Jeep by Jack Townend, c. 1944/ Published by Faber and Faber, London/ The Wolfsonian–FIU, Gift of Pamela K. Harer, XC2007.03.17.22. Books as well as board games and puzzles produced by both democratic and totalitarian countries played an important role in the numerous wars campaigns of the early twentieth century. They were a means to enlist even the youngest members of a nation in the broader cause of the war effort and build the allegiance of future adult citizens to the state. In some books, children are depicted as actual combatants; in others, young readers are encouraged to actively support the war through participation in scrap drives or by saving coins to buy victory stamps. Many of the children’s propaganda books exhibited here were donated by Pamela K. Harer to The Wolfsonian–FIU. The Harer Collection comprises more than one hundred children’s books primarily from the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War era.