Saturday Evening Post Time Capsule: March 1946

America was recovering from World War II, Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech, and Jackie Robinson broke into Major League Baseball. Find out what else was happening in March of 1946.

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Featured image: 167 residents of the Bikini Atoll were leaving their homes in the Marshall Islands. (Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. Good to learn some things I didn’t know about Jackie Robinson with the actual 1946 film footage. The “Iron Curtain” speech too. The opening GE color ad is great. Nothing quite like a cute, happy child to sell most products in the golden age of mid-century print advertising. Cigarette ads though (especially with a baby?!) No. Those were definitely a bad thing.


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