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Bird pins (brooches) made out of scrap materials by Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II. From The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 by Delphine Hirasuna (Ten Speed Press, 2005). Gaman is a Japanese term of Zen Buddhist origin which means “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity”.

Bird pins (brooches) made out of scrap materials by Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II. From The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 by Delphine Hirasuna (Ten Speed Press, 2005). Gaman is a Japanese term of Zen Buddhist origin which means “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity”.

War Surplus Spring-type "Yankee" Calipers - 7" long - set of 2

War Surplus Spring-type "Yankee" Calipers - 7" long - set of 2

War Surplus Spring-type "Yankee" Calipers -  9" long set of 2

War Surplus Spring-type "Yankee" Calipers - 9" long set of 2

History Wars- French soldier with an early grenade launcher on the end of his rifle

History Wars- French soldier with an early grenade launcher on the end of his rifle

These old fan blades are surplus possibly from the Korean War. A bit rusty and even a bit rough on the surface, these blades measure about 8 inches in

These old fan blades are surplus possibly from the Korean War. A bit rusty and even a bit rough on the surface, these blades measure about 8 inches in

Henri Cartier-Bresson // Pakistan, 1948 - - Two ladies in purdah at a bazar where war surplus parachutes are being sold for clothing material.

Henri Cartier-Bresson // Pakistan, 1948 - - Two ladies in purdah at a bazar where war surplus parachutes are being sold for clothing material.

Original WW2 Poster: Carrots were in plentiful supply and were widely-utilised as a substitute for scarce foodstuffs and people eagerly took to them, believing they would help them see more clearly in a blackout. The ruse not only reduced the surplus vegetables but also helped to mask the chief reason for the RAF’s success - the increasing power of radar and the secret introduction of the Airborne Interception.

Original WW2 Poster: Carrots were in plentiful supply and were widely-utilised as a substitute for scarce foodstuffs and people eagerly took to them, believing they would help them see more clearly in a blackout. The ruse not only reduced the surplus vegetables but also helped to mask the chief reason for the RAF’s success - the increasing power of radar and the secret introduction of the Airborne Interception.

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