Image description: In case you missed it, Smokey Bear turned 70 over the weekend!
Smokey Bear turned 70 yesterday - debuting in a U.S. Forest Service poster on August 9, 1944.
In our online catalog we found two versions of a Smokey Bear poster, from that same 1940s-era as Smokey’s original debut. One image is of the original artwork; and the other a slightly different final poster. (In the final version it appears Smokey reverted from the academic regalia in favor his standard issue uniform of a ranger’s campaign hat and dungarees):
Learn more at Smokey’s Journey!