How to keep the home front fires burning? Ask Etta Kett

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This 1943 “Etta Kett” cartoon shows that girl power proved to have real muscle in the Home Front during WWII — in more ways than one.

“Etta Kett” started out as a one-panel comic strip by Paul Robinson launched in 1925. In 1930 King Features Syndicate picked it up and it developed into a full Sunday strip and ran for some five decades. Etta Kett was a teenager before Americans knew what to call them, a wholesome gal whose fun-loving entourage of teens still managed to drive the parents of all suburbia nuts.

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