World War II Propaganda–“Jap Hunting License”

Hakes American and Collectibles auctioned off this small collection of “Jap Hunting Licenses”–anti-Japanese propaganda from World War II. From the auction description,

Lot of ten wallet cards, 2×3.5″ to 2.5×4.5″ issued during the 1940s. Cards represent a variety of designs and were issued by bars, the “Cessna Keep ‘Em Flying Club” of Wichita, KS, The Quapaw Chieftain of the Quapaw tribe, even a local judicial candidate (pictured on reverse). Quapaw-issued card has space for US Defense Stamp and another card has a stamp in place. Text phrases include “No Holds Barred, No Closed Season, No Limit, Ammunition Furnished By Uncle Sam,” etc. Of the cards, one features rising/setting sun image while another shows cartoon of Japanese head mount on wall.

Jap Hunting Licenses
Jap Hunting Licenses
Jap Hunting Licenses
Jap Hunting Licenses

Katch The Kaiser, Win The War

Katch the Kaiser, Win the War was a World War I era puzzle/ball game,

This puzzle called “Katch the Kaiser, Win the War,” challenged players to catch the German Kaiser Wilhelm II, represented by a small black ball. Wilhelm was a favorite target of anti-German sentiment and often blamed for starting the war. This puzzle is an example of the patriotic propaganda used to motivate the Allies and demonize Germany.

Katch The Kaiser, Win The War Game
Katch The Kaiser, Win The War Game