Ad for Greenlandic tin souvenirs (of all things) in an old journal from Sisimiut.
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Another 1960s newspaper advertisement discussing the weapons technology at the US airbase Thule in Greenland’s high arctic, this time for the Ballistic Missile Early Monitoring System. But it goes on,
“Here your tax dollars built a net to ‘catch’ ballistic missiles on the fly, but in other places your tax money still goes to build needless things, like more federal-government-owned electric plants and lines. These are totally unnecessary because the investor-owned electric light and power companies can supply all the added electricity a growing America will need. Wouldn’t it make sense for the federal government to stop such needless spending and use your money only for essential things such as defense?”
Take from this what you will. It is also interesting to consider that besides by a select number of Danish officials and organizations, Greenland has rarely been seriously discussed - by companies, politicians, individuals, in education, in militarism, in the animal rights and environmental debates - as a place people live in. Images like this one make it appear as a vastness entirely open to exploitation, even from a foreign nation, and from the ‘progressive’ angle, it is seen as a pristine mass that must be preserved at all costs, even if that means keeping the population from expansion and self-determination - and thus, the chance for it to develop into a model for ‘green’ urbanism.
Enormously cheesy ad for travel to Kangerlussuaq.
A Radio Corporation of America newspaper advertisement promoting the radars located at the US airbase Thule in the high north of Greenland, 1960. This is eight years before an American bomber plane carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed near the site and only Greenlanders living in Qaanaaq - the settlement created to house Greenlanders displaced from the north of the Uummannaq region to create the air base, the earliest formal forced relocation in Greenland’s history - were used as the clean-up crew. I discuss Qaanaaq a little more here.
Greenlandic/Danish fashion brand Bibi Chemnitz’s ad for Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
Greenlandic band Nanook’s new icon based on the costume of Thule high arctic Inuit, released as they announce a new album to be debuted at Tivoli July 30.