Bill Barminski‘s "Mickey Gas Mask" is famous as a piece of art, but this article claims that there was an actual WWII production run of Mickey Gas Masks for children. Apparently the goal was to make carrying a gas mask a game so children would always have them with them in case of a gas attack.

I’d love to have one for my collection, but alas, very few appear to have survived.

Wonder what the chances of this being revived for today’s novel warfare approach.

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Whit Honea is the author of The Parents' Phrase Book. He lives in the L.A. area with his wife and two boys. You can find his writings and other works all over the Internets. Now available on Twitter.