A while back my mom brought over a few framed items. As she was unloading them she said, "My friend was throwing these away and they seemed like they might be your style so I kept them for you."
I figured the worst case scenario was me throwing them out. But my mom was right. They are mid-century-ish and the SMILE poster is pretty creepy (I tend to like creepy art).
My mom thought they were magazine covers, but I did a little digging and found out they were actually educational posters; Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides to be precise. Antiques Roadshow has some more info:
So now I'm a little bit obsessed with these Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides and have to see the set of 36. If for no other reason, to learn how to be a good citizen.