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Keep 'em Fed

Keep 'em Fed Cause Button Museum
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KEEP 'EM FED
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Red, white and blue background with blue text over a white stripe

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WESTERN BADGE AND NOVELTY CO. ST. PAUL, MINN. union bug

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"Keep 'em [Blank]" was the format for a number of slogans surrounding the US armed forces fighting in World War II. In particular, "Keep 'em Flying" was both a motto in support of the Air Force and later the title of a 1941 film in which two circus performers join Army flight school. Other slogans included, "Keep 'em Sailing", "Keep 'em Rolling", "Keep 'em Smiling" (a letter writing campaign), and, of course, "Keep 'em Fed", which encouraged citizens to ration food in support of the war effort and was frequently used by trade companies to advertise their donations to the troops.

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Chicago Hardware Foundry Co. Trade Catalog. Smithsonian Institute Library, Trade Literature Collections. Retrieved from https://www.si.edu/es/object/SILNMAHTL_10752?width=85%25&height=85%25&if....

 

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CA0679
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