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F.H.A.

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    A still-extant New Deal agency whose purpose was to stimulate mortgage lending for homes. Occasionally, Warner Brothers cartoonists would draw a house with an FHA sign out front, which surely would have struck a responsive chord with many Depression-era theatergoers.

    Examples include: the log cabin accidentally created by the title character with his plow in The Draft Horse (Jones, 1942), Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (Avery, 1938), and the nest built by the bluebirds in Farm Frolics (Clampett, 1941).

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