Typically framed as a way to express opposition to the Vietnam War this phrase was used as a slogan on posters and patches that were sold in Hippie shops in the late Sixties.
In October 1966 Charlotte E. Keyes wrote an article for McCall's titled "Suppose They Gave a War and No One Came" which helped to further popularize this phrase and in 1970 it was used as the title for a movie making it more ubiquitous than ever.
“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.”
- from The People, Yes (1936) by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
We'll be making some of the pieces from this collection available for purchase very soon.