Mr Peanut Goes To War Socks
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Toe seam
- Medium sock size fits a women's shoe size 6-11
- Large sock size fits a men's shoe size 10-13
- 76% Acrylic, 21% stretch nylon, 2% spandex, 1% rubber
- Machine wash cold, do not bleach, tumble dry low
From an image taken from a US Department of Agriculture World War Two poster, Mr Peanut strides into the scene, ready to face the enemy. In the first and second World Wars peanuts and peanut butter became part of the U.S. Armed Forces’ rations. Our fun and exclusive Mr Peanut socks celebrate the humble legume’s role in the war effort. Comfy and high-quality, they are made in the USA.
During World War I, many branches of the federal government used posters to urge Americans to support the war effort. In a time without radio, TV, or the Internet, posters were an inexpensive way to deliver powerful messages to millions of people. The government hired well-known artists to create designs that unified the American people. Posters continued to be published during World War II, and new posters are still in production. The National Archives holds close to 20,000 posters produced by military and civilian agencies.