We combined two pop culture icons and phrases from the 40’s and 70’s for our latest lapel pin manufactured in true vintage style.
"Hang in there, Baby!" is a popular catchphrase and motivational poster. There were several versions of the "Hang In There, Baby" poster, featuring a picture of a cat or kitten, hanging onto a stick, tree branch, pole or rope. The original poster featured a black and white photograph of a Siamese kitten clinging to a bamboo pole and was first published in late 1971 as a poster by Los Angeles photographer Victor Baldwin. It has since become a popular relic of the 1970s and has been re appropriated countless times since.
"Kilroy was here" is an American popular culture expression that became popular during World War II. It is typically seen in graffiti. Its origins are debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying doodle — a bald-headed man (sometimes depicted as having a few hairs) with a prominent nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall — became associated with GIs in the 1940s and has been re appropriated countless times since.