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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 22. Alaska Lookout

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.22 Author/Creator: Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Trading card Date: 1951 Pagination: 1 collecting card ; 6 x 8 cm.

Summary of Content: One trading card from the Red Menace collection, "22. Alaska Lookout" depicting American forces setting up a base in Alaska. One soldier illustrated carrying a gun while jet planes fly past him. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative that mentions Alaska as the first line of defense. Describes the cold temperatures, "radar towers, jet planes and ground forces."

Background Information: The military spent about $1.2 billion between 1947 and 1957 on the construction of naval bases in Alaska. These bases were the center of building radar towers, bombers, and counter surveillance against the ...Soviet Union. See More


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsCold WarAlaskaMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The Fifties

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