Buy Ww2 Posters
Download > https://bltlly.com/2tl4Jt
Guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the American citizenry just as surely as military weapons engaged the enemy. Persuading the American public became a wartime industry, almost as important as the manufacturing of bullets and planes. The Government launched an aggressive propaganda campaign with clearly articulated goals and strategies to galvanize public support, and it recruited some of the nation's foremost intellectuals, artists, and filmmakers to wage the war on that front. Posters are the focus of this online exhibit, based on a more extensive exhibit that was presented in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from May 1994 to February 1995. It explores the strategies of persuasion as evidenced in the form and content of World War II posters. Quotes from official manuals and public leaders articulate how the Government sought to rally public opinion in support of the war's aims; quotes from popular songs and sayings attest to the success of the campaign that helped to sustain the war effort throughout the world-shaking events of World War II.
Masculine strength was a common visual theme in patriotic posters. Pictures of powerful men and mighty machines illustrated America's ability to channel its formidable strength into the war effort. American muscle was presented in a proud display of national confidence.
A study of commercial posters undertaken by the U.S. Government found that images of women and children in danger were effective emotional devices. The Canadian poster at right was part of the study and served as a model for American posters, such as the one below, that adopted a similar visual theme.
Public relations specialists advised the U.S. Government that the most effective war posters were the ones that appealed to the emotions. The posters shown here played on the public's fear of the enemy. The images depict Americans in imminent danger-their backs against the wall, living in the shadow of Axis domination.
Concerns about national security intensify in wartime. During World War II, the Government alerted citizens to the presence of enemy spies and saboteurs lurking just below the surface of American society. \"Careless talk\" posters warned people that small snippets of information regarding troop movements or other logistical details would be useful to the enemy. Well-meaning citizens could easily compromise national security and soldiers' safety with careless talk.
The Government tried to identify the most effective poster style. One government-commissioned study concluded that the best posters were those that made a direct, emotional appeal and presented realistic pictures in photographic detail. The study found that symbolic or humorous posters attracted less attention, made a less favorable impression, and did not inspire enthusiasm. Nevertheless, many symbolic and humorous posters were judged to be outstanding in national poster competitions during the war.
This online exhibit features 11 posters, 2 audio files and a video from a more extensive exhibition that was on view at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, from May 1994 to February 1995. Like the original, this exhibit is divided into two parts, which represent two psychological approaches used in rallying public support for World War II.
WW2 posters, propaganda and art prints for sale. Our extensive collection of WWII Posters are museum-quality reproductions, restored from original scans. These WW2 posters were created to support the war effort, help increase sales of war bonds, encourage enlistment and improve morale and support of the war on the home front. Our WWII posters are appropriate for the home or workplace.
Some World War II posters encouraged women to enlist in the military by joining organizations that offered aviation-related jobs on the home front. (National Archives and Records Administration, 44-PA-247)
Wartime posters were not just about military recruiting. Attracting women to military-industrial factories to produce planes, tanks and munitions was epitomized by artist J. Howard Miller's \"We Can Do It\" poster, which featured a woman in a red and white polka-dot headscarf and blue shirt flexing her bicep.
Other wartime posters were aimed at those on the home front, emphasizing the importance of buying war bonds; rationing gas, fuel and clothing; and urging Americans to make do with less so troops would have enough.
Many posters depicted the enemy as menacing. One striking poster illustrates a missile with USA stamped on the fin and \"MORE PRODUCTION\" written on the body. Its target was a swastika set in the red circle of Japan's Rising Sun flag. It was produced by an artist in the War Production Board.
After World War II, posters continued to be used by the military, two iconic ones being the Marine Corps' \"We Don't Promise You a Rose Garden: The Marines are Looking for a Few Good Men,\" published in 1971; and the Army's \"Be All You Can Be,\" illustrated in a great variety of posters that came out at various times during and after the Vietnam War.
Prices are always low at WorldWarEra even though we print on one of the best paper in the market; Hahnemühle and we have spent numerous of hours of time finding historical vintage posters and restore them to mint condition. We do everything in our power to make it easy for you and all others out there to frame a bit of history.
APPRAISER: I pulled out a couple of very specific and interesting pieces to talk to you about. The ones on either end are a very famous figure in American World War II history. It's Rosie the Riveter. And one of the reasons why I love these posters so much...
APPRAISER: ...where women were making shells in factories while the men were away, and, in fact, the one that's closest to you actually says, \"The girl he left behind is still behind him.\" Very, very popular, and surprisingly, really rare in the world of World War II posters.
APPRAISER: The poster is not signed, but we know that it's by a very famous artist named Charles Coiner. And this poster, because of its clear and obvious patriotism, is actually also very desirable on the market. Finally, I want to show you something that I've never seen before, and this is a group of posters for something called the O.P.A. And the O.P.A. is the Office of Price Administration.
APPRAISER: Which existed during the war specifically to keep people from profiting on gasoline, on rent. And these are a very creative, very modern series. They really, they don't seem like they're from 1945. They seem much more recent. I've never, never seen them before, and in fact, only just today, when I went online to do some research, learned what the O.P.A. was. I'd never heard of the Office of Price Administration. So I think these are very exceptional. You see that all the posters are folded up. This isn't a condition issue. These posters are folded as issued. They were mailed out around the country, and they're always folded like this so they could fit into envelopes. If I had these posters at auction, I would appraise them in the following way. The two posters of Rosie the Riveter, each by Adolph Treidler, by the way, a very famous artist...
Before social media, calling on the phone and meeting at restaurants, bars, theatres, church and shops were important ways to keep informed. Posters like the two above warned Canadians to watch what they said. Spies could be listening to sensitive information like the location and plans of Allied forces. This is summed up in the saying, \"loose lips sinks ships\" which appeared (along with many variations) in other posters.
In May 1945, the Allied powers celebrated \"Victory in Europe\" over an evil Nazi regime. Personal contributions and sacrifices of all Americans helped win that war and thus generate the well-earned euphoria of that historic month. Many factors contributed to that victory Aca,!\" including patriotic posters.
The illustrators and artists of the time created posters that were vital tools of communication on the home front and battlefront. These posters expressed an air of urgency and unity and impelled citizens to enlist for combat, buy war bonds, increase production, protect important information from foreign spies, conserve resources for the war effort, and keep fighting until we won the war. Many of these posters continued the World War I tradition of illustrating stories. A major difference, however, was that many World War II posters introduced a dynamic, graphic-design, ad-agency approach.
Some of the most successful posters were by American artists such as Norman Rockwell, a popular illustrator whose Saturday Evening Post covers informed and delighted readers for decades. He painted what was right and good in America and showed us what we were fighting for, not politics but home and family. His Aca,!A\"LetAca,!a,,cs Give Him Enough and On Time,Aca,!A painted in 1942, is the only combat picture Rockwell ever produced. He prided himself on capturing the character of his models. In this painting, however, we do not see the soldierAca,!a,,cs face because he is symbolically every soldier in the field, depending on you, the American citizen, for support. We see a wounded machine gunner who has just run out of ammunition; the accompanying words appeal to be more productive in our factories to help our soldiers on the battlefield. 59ce067264