My Dad - A War Bond Baby

Perhaps the cutest piece of war propaganda ever, this photo of my grandma and dad appeared in The Seattle Times in May 1945.  It reads:

"WAIT TILL MY DADDY, Capt. Willard Porter Hovey, Jr., over in the Philippines, hears that you've bought a double share of bonds in this 7th War Loan Drive to speed his return...he hasn't seen me yet (my name is Porter Lamson Hovey) but I'm only 2 1/2 months old...Mother, whose name was Armene Lamson, and I, are staying with grandpa and grandma, Dr. and Mrs. Otis Floyd Lamson, counting the time till Dad has a first look at me."


  1. Aron says:

    That's some seriously sweet propaganda. Kind of heartbreaking too.

  2. I know. Thank goodness "daddy" actually made it home!

  3. Karena says:

    An adorable image and so very poignant....

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  4. that is amazing! also so touching that his father hadn't seen him until he was months old...he must have been DYING to meet him. really incredible, so awesome that you still have this clipping!

  5. Beyond Brilliant! Who saved that divine clipping!?!

    BRAVO!!!!!!!!! YIKES!!!!!