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"Pop-Eye the Sailor Man gets tough with Talky" Artist unknown, 1939-1945. Gouache on paper.

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"Pop-Eye the Sailor Man gets tough with Talky" Artist unknown, 1939-1945

Catalogue ref: INF 3/252Links to the Catalogue


A Careless talk cartoon which depicts Pop-Eye the sailor man, on the dockside, having stern words with ‘Talky' the dock-worker (pale-faced and sweating), and about to strike him down for mentioning ‘somefin' ya should'n have'. Those working in places such as the docks, factories and munitions works needed to value the information they held, and realise that scraps of information could be pieced together to form a coherent whole. The campaign was giving permission to those who saw those misbehaving to do something about it, encouraging them to ‘be tough'.