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Art, Drawings, Sketches, Editorials, Paintings of Jeeps

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1945 Sad Sack Cartoon from Yank Magazine

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This cartoon was published in the March 18, 1945, issue of the U.S. Army’s Yank Magazine illustrated by Sgt. George Baker.

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Plans for a Sidewalk Jeep with Coil Suspension

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Plans for this sidewalk jeep were posted on eBay for sale. Originally published in the March 1948 issue of POPULAR MECHANICS, the plans are also available for free at Google Books.

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Hawaiian Shirt with Vehicles

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is not in the best of condition, but it is unusual.

“Up for auction is a brightly patterned tropical shirt featuring images of Jeeps, vans, trucks and woody wagons.  There are palm trees, surfboards and smiling dogs also featured.   The shirt is used and made of 100% cotton, so it is faded from washing and may have shrunk even though the tag says Size Large.   It has short sleeves and a polo-shirt like button-up front opening.  This shirt will look equally good worn by a man or a woman. ”

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Vintage Jeep Punchboard on eBay

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Given these were designed to be punched, this is likely a pretty rare item. The seller certainly believes it is! Great piece. You can see other types of punchcards here: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/punch-board

“WONDERFUL WWII JEEP PUNCH BOARD.
PIECE IS UNUSED, BUT PUNCH IS MISSING FROM THE BACK.
THIS WILL STAND UPRIGHT WITH THE WHEELS TURNING WHEN ROLLED.
IT MEASURES APPX. 9 1/2 TALL 11 1/4 WIDE & 3 1/2 INCHES DEEP.
GREAT ESTATE FIND!!!!!”

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Centre D’Art’s Folk Art CJ-2A

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1950 photo of the Centre D’Art CJ-2A. This is a snapshot from the US Information Service video shown below.

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Note how much more complex the art looks in this photo than in the video. This is DeWitt Peters with his Centre D’Art CJ-2A. http://www.haitipolicy.org/Vernisage.htm?PHPSESSID=

In 1943, WWII conscientious objector and artist American DeWitt Peters chose to go to Haiti to teach English. After a year, he wrote to the Haiti’s Ministry of Education and suggested he could do more for Haiti by establishing a school of painting. Using some of his own money, along with US State Department and Haitian funds, he helped launch the LE CENTRE D’ART. The goal of the center was to encourage the development of Haiti artists and folk art.

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Image is from Life Magazine circa 1947. This looks different from the other photos. It is possible the jeep was repainted regularly.

To help advertise the Center’s work, Dewitt Peters used his jeep as a rolling mural. As you can imagine, this color jeep must have been quite a sight motoring around Port-au-Prince. Dewitt also used the jeep to deliver art supplies to rural painters. The video below from the United States Information Service shows his jeep from timestamps 5:17 to about 8:00. Too bad it isn’t in color.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mr1USFY3mY

Many publications credit DeWitt for launching a renaissance in Haitian folk art, however some historians question his overall impact. However, one thing he might have launched is the Tap Tap Buses and Taxis, whose outsides are highly colorful and continue to shuffle riders to this day. Unfortunately, the Centre’ d’Art’s building was completely demolished in the Haitiian Earthquake.

Here are a few links of interest:

  1. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2000-03-19/news/0003180453_1_tap-tap-pickups-haitians
  2. http://www.haitipolicy.org/Vernisage.htm?PHPSESSID=
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap_tap
  4. Images of Tap tap vehicles
  5. Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti. Includes references to DeWitt Peters
  6. Life Magazine, August 1, 1947, article titled “Haitian Painting”, pgs 58-61.
  7. http://haiti.si.edu/centre-art.html

Tap Tap Bus — public transportation in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
 
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1970s CJ-5ish T-Shirt Transfer on eBay

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This screams 1970s!

“VINTAGE 1970’s JEEP “TOP OF THE HEAP”
IRON ON T SHIRT TRANSFER
THIS IS A VERY OLD UNUSED 1970’S T-SHIRT TRANSFER.
I recommend taking it to a professional t shirt shop to have it properly applied with a press.”

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Early 1950s Brochure on eBay

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This brochure that Marc found shows the CJ-3A employed in a variety of jobs. The use of the triangle in the illustration is interesting.

“This listing is for a vintage advertisement. It is an ad for Willys Overland Motors of Toledo Ohio and their universal Jeeps. The ad folds out like a small poster. There is a dealer address stamp on it. I am not positive but I believe this advertisement is from the 1930’s. It is filled with information and pictures from that time frame. It is roughly 17″ x 11″ when it is unfolded.”

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1944 Christmas Card with Santa in a Jeep

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This fun card was spotted on Etsy, but is no longer available for sale.

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1942 Bubble Gum Jeep Card on eBay

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Marc found this rare card.

“USA Combat Units (R166) card. Nice condition example of an very desirable card from a popular and VERY tough series. Sharp corners, and NO CREASES!!!! This would be an excellent example for a “R” type set or an upgrade for almost any R166 set!!! I believe that the photos accurately show the card’s condition. A very nice example of a card from a popular and difficult-to-complete set. This card is a solid example and would be great for one who loves cards. The winning bidder is certain to be happy with their purchase!!! Ready for submission to PSA for a very high grade!!!”

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1944 “Back the Attack” Envelope by Goff **SOLD**

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UPDATE: I just picked this one up for $12.95 on eBay tonight. This is part of a series of “Back The Attack” Envelopes with different images.  I’m still trying to determine what Goff’s full name was.

During WWII there were 8 different Public War Loan Drives. For the third War Loan Drive, or War Bond Drive, the Treasury department selected the theme “Back the Attack — Buy War Bonds.” The goal of the bond drive was to raise fifteen billion dollars.

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This sold on eBay in January 2014 for $50.

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1944? Valentine’s Card w/ a Jeep

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It’s a cute card.

“THIS FUN VINTAGE VALENTINE CARD HAS A WWII ARMY SOLDIER GIVING HIS GIRLFRIEND A RIDE IN HIS JEEP.

THIS IS PRINTED ON THE FRONT: “JEEPERS BUT I’D LIKE YOU FOR MY VALENTINE”.

THE CARD MEASURES 5″ HIGH AND 7-1/2″ WIDE. IT IS DATED 1944 ON THE BACK.

IT IS SIGNED IN PENCIL ON THE BACK. THERE IS NO TAPE OR SCRAPBOOK RESIDUE ON THE BACK OF THE CARD.”

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1946 Guide Map to Tokyo

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Doug found this February 1946 Map of Tokyo at a military show last weekend. He thought the map looked interesting, but the illustrated jeep on the cover really sold it.

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World War II Envelope on eBay

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The envelope is ripped, but the picture is great. It looks a lot like a slat grille.

“For sale is an envelope that would have been used for a soldier’s correspondence during World War II. It features a cartoon of a soldier driving a jeep. This item is copyright 1942 by Porto-Server of Chicago. The graphics are great; the envelopehas been torn at the end opposite the cartoon.”

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Various Pics from Charles

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I don’t think it’s a jeep, but it is Marilyn.marilyn-monroe

 
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Cool Willys Sports Graphic

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As part of getting my computer up and running again (whew!), I tested out various pieces of hardware (like my scanner), only to discover Apple’s new OS (Mavericks) is more advanced than the drivers. However, with some software gymnastics, I got it working. Here’s the first result (I had to clean this up quite a bit). It’s a Sports Graphic from the 1945 issue of Willys War News. I’ll be doing a full scan of that at some future point.

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1941? Ad for Ethyl Gasoline on eBay

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Those are a couple hybrid jeep illustrations. Kind of a Ford GP with an early Bantam BRC side.

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Debbi’s Dates #5 Cover

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This is a comic book cover. Was on eBay.

“DEBBI’S DATES #5 ORIGINAL COVER ART COLOR GUIDE/PAINTING, 1970’S, BASEBALL JEEP
Great thrills highlights this must have piece of COVER ART…from the 1970’S and DC comics this is the ORIGINAL COVER COLOR GUIDE to DEBBI’S DATES #5……..This is the ORIGINAL COLOR WORK FOR THE COVER, done by the COLORIST…a truly important part of the comic making process…IT CANT BE IN BLACK AND WHITE….here is the work done by the COLORIST with COLOR NOTATIONS so the PRINTERS know how to finalize the color schemes!!!……Approx size is 7″ by 10 1/4″, in nice shape!……….. ONE OF A KIND — their importance and collectibility has become well known!!!…GET THIS GREAT PIECE OF ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ART WHILE YOU CAN!!!…….a super cool piece for any collection!!!”

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John Guinta Jaguar/Gorrilas/Jeeps Art on eBay

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LIke Gorllias, Jeeps and Jaguars, then you’ll love this unusual original art for a comic magazine.

“This is the original art for page 5 of Laugh Comics #140 (1962 / Archie Comics). This art for a Jaguar superhero story was penciled by John Giunta. This is large size art (art area about 12″ x 18″), in nice, clean shape. There’s some very minor use of whiteout in and around some word balloons.”

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Happy New Year from Roberto Flores

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After Christmas Treat From Roberto Flores

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Here’s an illustrated treat from Roberto Flores.

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Interwoven Socks, Santa, and a Ford GP on eBay

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UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This 1945 Ad appears to show Santa driving a Ford GP.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks to Roberto Flores for the illustration.

 
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Roberto’s Tall Jeep Cartoon

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Roberto Flores forwarded this illustration yesterday. Some of those lifted jeeps are REALLY tall!

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Strictly G.I. Cartoon by Ehret

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I tried to learn more about CBI Theatre Cartoonist Ehret (maybe Wendell Ehret?), but didn’t couldn’t find anything.

http://cbi-theater-1.home.comcast.net/~cbi-theater-1/roundup/roundup081744.html

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Willys MB y Ninos 220 Euros

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UPDATE: Roberto notes that this painting is for sale: 220 Euros. Email him
at robflores@robertoflores.com for more info.

Roberto Flores posted his lasted MB illustration to Facebook. Kids and jeep seem a natural combination.

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