September is National Preparedness Month. To most of us these days, that means being ready for natural disasters, with a supply of candles, water, and a radio. But back in the 1940s and 1950s threats of air raids, blackouts, and gas and bomb attacks were real.
Because we just don’t see literature like this anymore, we now bring you some brochures from the Missouri History Museum’s Archives:
The “Civilian Defense Index” of 1942, published by the Massachusetts Indemnity Insurance Company, offers tips on both natural disasters and human-made attacks, along with first aid. Read more »