Friday, 22 May 2015

World War 2 Propaganda Posters – part 5

During World War 2, and for a period beyond, the Allies generated propaganda to influence the population towards support for the war effort. A wide range of media was employed aimed at local and overseas audiences. Traditional forms of media such as newspapers and posters were joined by new media, including cinema (film), newsreels, and radio. A wide range of themes were addressed, fostering hostility to towards the enemy, support for the allies, and specific pro-war projects such as conserving metal, waste, and growing vegetables.

For more information see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 4 also.


This is part 5 of a 9 - part post on World War 2 propaganda posters:


1944 Jon Whitcomb. Be a Cadet Nurse. The Girl With A Future (USA)

1944 Jon Whitcomb. Corsairs Climb Right into the Fight! Get 'em Up - For Your Navy! (USA)

1944 Jon Whitcomb. I'm Proud Of You Folks Too! (USA)

1944 Lawrence Wilbur. Longing Won't Get Him Back Sooner…Get A War Job! (USA)

1944 Le Bon. Dig for Plenty (UK)

1944 Leon Helguera. Keep Up The Good Work. Keep Down Living Costs (USA)

1944 Lyman Anderson. They'll Let Us Know When To Quit! (USA)

1944 Martha Sawyers. Let's Finish The Job! Urgent - Experienced Seamen Needed! (USA)

1944 (as posters) 1943 Norman Rockwell. The Four Freedoms: 

The Four Freedoms is a series of four oil paintings, made in 1943. Each original is 116.2 x 90 cm, and are now held in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. They refer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms State of the Union Address (January 1941), in which he identified essential human rights that should be universally protected. The theme was incorporated into the Atlantic Charter and became part of the charter of the United Nations. The paintings were reproduced in The Saturday Evening Post over four consecutive weeks in 1943. They became the highlight of a touring exhibition sponsored by The Post and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The exhibition and accompanying sales drives of war bonds raised over $132 million.

1944 Norman Rockwell. Ours... To Fight For. Freedom From Fear (USA)

1944 Norman Rockwell. Ours... To Fight For. Freedom From Want (USA)

1944 Norman Rockwell. Save Freedom of Speech. Buy War Bonds (USA)

1944 Norman Rockwell. Save Freedom Of Worship. Buy War Bonds (USA)

1944 Norman Rockwell. Mine America's Coal (USA)

1944 Order Coal Now! (USA)

1944 Prevent Forest Fires! (USA)

1944 Seaman. Keep Punching... Every Day! (USA)

1944 Stanley Ekman. Sight Security (USA)

J. C. Leyendecker. General Patton Says: Buy More Bonds!

1944 Vernon Grant. Lick The Platter Clean. Don't Waste Food (USA)

1944 Vernon Grant. Women. There's Work To Be Done And A War To Be Won… Now! (USA)

1944 Walt Disney. Don't Be A Job Hopper (USA)

1944 War Plants Need Corn! Move Yours To Market (USA)

1944 We Caught Hell!  - Someone Must Have Talked (USA)

1944c Le Witt & Him. Walk Short Distances (UK)

1945 Albert Dorne. All Fuel is Scarce. Plan For Winter Now! (USA)

1945 Albert Dorne. Me Travel? ... Not This Summer. Vacation At Home (USA)

1945 Alexander Ross. U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps (USA)

1945 E Howatt. Share Sugar (USA)

1945 Frank Robbins. There's a Ceiling on your Rent. Don't Pay More! (USA)

1945 Grover Strong. Grow Your Own. Be Sure! (USA)

1945 John Philip Falter. Can I Tell 'em You're Still With Us? (USA)

1945 Morley. Your Victory Garden Counts More Than Ever! (USA)

1945 Women… Our Wounded Need Your Care! (USA)

1945 You, Too, Are Needed In A War Job! (USA)

1946 Dick Williams. Am I Proud! (USA)

1946 Frank Robbins. Get Your Money's Worth. OPA Ceiling Prices (USA)

1946 Frank Robbins. Your Government is Checking Inflation (USA)

1946 Inflation (USA)

1946 Karsakov. The Goods Are Coming. Don't Bid Prices Up (USA)

2943 Rationing Means A Fair Share For All Of Us (USA)

1778 - 1943 Americans will always fight for liberty (USA)

A Careless Word… A Needless Sinking

A Day Lost May Lose A Battle! (USA)

A Day Missed. A Chance Lost (USA)


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