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Design for Victory

World War II Poster on the American Home Front

by William L. Bird, Jr.,and Harry R. Rubenstein

8 x 8-3/4 in; 120 pp;
170 color and 20 black & white photographs
Paperback
June 1998
ISBN 9781568981406
ISBN10 1568981406

SKU# 9781568981406

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Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster-inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present-was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen. From 1941 to 1945, government agencies, busines...
Design for Victory


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Design for Victory

Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster-inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present-was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen. From 1941 to 1945, government agencies, businesses, and private organizations issued an array of poster images linking the military front with the home front, calling upon all Americans to boost production at work and at home. The U.S. Office of War Information created the "Poster Pledge," urging volunteers to "avoid poster waste," "treat posters as real war ammunition," and "never let a poster lie idle."
This colorful collection of over 150 World War II-era posters focuses on the theme of wartime production on the home front. The range of designs and images will inspire graphic designers, while the descriptive captions and informative text will interest history and military buffs. Some of the famous slogans these posters introduced include "When you ride alone you ride with Hitler," "She won't talk-will you? The enemy has ears," "This is America... Keep it Free," and "Remember Pearl Harbor-purl harder!"

 

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8 x 8-3/4 in; 120 pp;
170 color and 20 black & white photographs
Paperback
June 1998
ISBN 9781568981406
ISBN10 1568981406

William L. Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein are curators at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., which houses this collection.