02/01/10 118 W, 11 I - + 7 - 2 Walt Disney Study Prints

Another reader passes along photos of a set of Walt Disney Study Prints on the subject of fire prevention. Looks like they date to the late 1960s, based on other study print sets for sale on eBay. Google finds that Walt Disney first lent his characters for fire prevention ads in 1942, after the US Forest Service began educating Americans about the dangers of forest fires during World War II. Read more on that, including the 9,000-some fire balloons launched into the jet stream by Japanese hoping to start wildfires. Can't as easily find a history about Disney's study prints, though their purpose seems self-evident. Perhaps readers can add or enlighten. Click to enlarge:

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