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Decorated envelope - Come on Tojo We're Hungry

Date: 1942 - 1945
Dimensions:
Overall: 92 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Envelope
Object No: 00000676

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    Description
    This decorated envelope from Boland to his mother depicts an image of an angry Popeye (the sailorman) demolishing Japanese naval vessels. An inscription reads COME ON TOJO WE'RE HUNGRY'. Popeye is shown rising out of the ocean like Neptune and catching and crushing Japanese warships in his hands.
    SignificanceThis decorated envelope is part of the Boland collection which offers a small glimpse into the life of a sailor during his World War II service.
    HistoryHideki Tojo was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October 17, 1941 to July 22, 1944.

    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Envelope decorated by R. Boland addressed to Mrs Boland - Come on Tojo - We're Hungry

    Collection title: Stoker Boland naval collection

    Web title: Decorated envelope - Come on Tojo We're Hungry

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