Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday Smiles 379: More Eisenhower Museum and ICADs


It's Friday, so let's join Annie (at A Stitch in Time) along with the wonderful ladies at Friday Smiles.  Only one funny today because I'm still not seeing too well.  An internet friend sent this to me.

An epidemiologist, a scientist, and an ICU doctor walk into a bar.

Just joking.  They all know better.




This is where we left off.  Ike, unlike our current president, fought for equality in the military.  Maybe you can read the various Americans who fought during WWII, unlike in WWI, where mostly white Americans served as soldiers in the various armed forces.  Since the military up to that time was segregated, most non-whites and those of color were assigned menial jobs.  According to Wikipedia:
the great majority of black soldiers were assigned jobs like the building of roads, unloading of shipping, and other forms of common labor.
Today we switch gears.  We are looking at uniforms.

I took lots of photos of these,

but since they were all behind thick glass, the reflections were severe.

I blurred the face of the man when I got tired of waiting for him to move, which he never did while I read and photographed everything.

Looking back at all the uniforms, I could see how diverse the women were during WWII.

Ike was on posters,

often asking people to buy savings bonds.

There were propaganda shots, and Ike on posters like a certain brand of milk also asking people to buy bonds.

Wouldn't it be nice to run across a book of these paper dolls?  I think they would outsell the ones TH puts out.

Although we are not finished with this room, we can at least now see the next room we will visit one of these times.

And now for this week's Index Card A Day or ICADs

Happy Independence Day
 I never cared for
this entry I made for a challenge, so decided to deconstruct it into five 3 X 5 inch cards and turn them into the following ICADs.

Chemist-client confidentiality

How the rich live

Did I win?

A bit too showy!

The fiscal flexible conduit

Joy
Please let me know if you like any of these.  Do you ever work in a series?

Thanks for your visit today.  I appreciate it, as does Bleubeard.  Now let's head over to Annie's because she knows how to put a smile on everyone's faces.  And whatever you do, please don't forget to start your weekend off right with a few Friday Smiles of your own.  And remember, if you would like to play along, Annie will welcome you just as she did me many years ago.


20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice ICADs Elizabeth, good idea to chop up that piece and re-create it. I mostly work in series when I make tags, cutting them from a masterboard and giving them similar themes. Have a great day, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Sometimes life is really scary, Elizabeth!
For one: Fingers and toes crossed your eye will be OK!

19th ... January 1972 I was born, July 19th 2002 Dad lost his fight against cancer.

And people always try to spell Hubby´s name like mine, but "Iris" is not like "Ingo", we always say it´s like "Dingo or Bingo" without the first letter.

I do like your work, it scares me a bit, though...

Annie said...

I'm loving the spotty set of cards this week. Good idea to make a large background and cut it up to give them a theme.
Hugs,
Annie x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

It's great to see the uniforms have survived, I can just imagine the people who wore them. Loving the ICADs and the funny, brilliant just hope it's true. Hope your vision gets better soon, sure you must be fed up with it. It's when we have a problem like that we realise how precious sight is. Wishing you a happy weekend, Angela xXx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a clever idea to deconstruct that spotty page - the ICADs look great - I love 'How the rich live'!! Another great history lesson and yes - that doll book - I bet they had those dress up tabs on them! I love working in series! Hugs, Chrisx

Lisca said...

Another little visit to the Eisenhower museum. I do love to see that. The uniforms are interesting. Such a sheme, but black men were stereotyped as being uneducated and as such got the menial jobs. The fact that they were (mostly) uneducated was due to the fact that they did not get the same opportunities. It's a vicious circle that is starting to be broken, but there still is a gap.Let's hope we learn.
I was looking at those paper dolls with something like envy. My sister and I collected paper dolls when we were young and we have about 100 between us, mostly from the 50s and 60s.
Your ICADs are fun to look at and probably were fun to make too. That was a flash of inspiration to divide the spotty page. I love the fiscal, flexible conduit as title. Had to chuckle at that. How about a cone of firm flesh?
And thanks for the super short but funny joke at the beginning.
I agree, my jokes were pretty lame. I'll try to do better next time.
You don't say much about your eye other than that it is not better yet. I hope it will get better soon.
Yes, we had coffee at an outside table. There was a certain distance between tables (painted on the floor) and the waitress disinfected all the chairs and the table after the people leave. We had a bottle of disinfectant on the table to clean our hands and masks are to be worn unless you are drinking your coffee. So I was confident that all was being done according to the rules.
Have a good week,
Lisca

butterfly said...

I love that you've broken down the page to create this fabulous series of ICADs. The dictionary circles really appeal to me (no surprise!), and I love the stitching detail on that and the last one. the "fabulously rich and morally corrupt" don't deserve such a great ICAD though!!

I'm working in a series right now for World Watercolour Month - and I very often find myself with pairs and trios and quartets. There's something really satisfying about it, for sure.

Sorry I've been missing so much again lately - it's a strange time.
Alison x

mamapez5 said...

Good use of the spots Elizabeth. You made a nice series of ICADS. I don't often work in series as such, though when I was swapping ATCs I usually made a set of four, and occasionally just two or three. It depended a bit on the rules of the swap. I quite like to see a theme running through them. Kate x

kathyinozarks said...

This was quite a huge museum-I am still enjoying the tour.
I enjoy seeing the icad's my favorite in this collection is the bingo card I think but I like them all Happy Friday

craftytrog said...

Great set of ICADS Elizabeth, I really love those re-purposed dotty ones!
Have a great weekend,
Alison xx

Sami said...

A visit to the Museum is always great, there's always something we can learn.
Great variety of uniforms and I loved the "Buy Bonds" adverts.
Hope you're feeling better Elizabeth.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dad would have enjoyed this museum; he was fascinated about events surrounding WW1 and WW2. I took him to a museum up north; since closed, that had some of the vehicles used.....he was like a kid in the candy store !! ☺☺♥3

happee week oh end two ewe bleu N squiggles !! ☺☺

Jeanie said...

Love all the dots but my fave part of this post is the museum. Those uniforms are fascinating!

Rita said...

Great joke!!
Love the dots. :)

Cindy McMath said...

The dots are fun and I like the way you repurposed the original page that you weren’t a big fan of. Of course you can guess my favourite this week “did I win?”. Bingo! I also really liked the concept and design of the “flexible fiscal conduit”, and the colours and design of “joy”. Very clever names as always.

Meggymay said...

A great idea to reuse pieces to create ICADS, they all look great and I couldn't pick out a favourite this week.
A super set of photos from the museum again, maybe folk stay so long as there is so much information to read.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I do like your funny this week. Very true. I am enjoying this museum. The posters were fascinating. I can why people liked Ike. And I like how you cut your page into ICADs. A series is always fun as it is a good challenge how to make things connected. It not the same. I love the dots. Sorry I’m late. I was busy yesterday and I went to sleep incredibly early. Have a great Saturday hugs Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

Thank you for another museum visit- love seeing it all along with the history.
Love how you cut down the art you didn't care for to create a few wonderful smaller pieces-they turned out great! My fave are the stitched ones this week:)Take care and feel better soon.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like those dots :)

Sending my good wishes and hope you feel better soon.

All the best Jan

Divers and Sundry said...

I like all those polka dots. It's good to deconstruct a piece you're not happy with, but I liked the before as well as the after ;)