With the semester about to start, I suppose it's time to start with the historical images again. This week's theme will be the environment and environmentalism in the decades after World War II, but before Earth Day.
Smokey the Bear, 1950s. I have heard that this icon of American life was a real bastard of a bear. Liked to snap at people and such. I guess if I had my paws burned as a cub and was taken from the New Mexico forests to a zoo, I'd be pissy too.