Original U.S. WWII 1942 Good News from Home Tanks Planes Guns Ships - More Production Poster

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Original Item: Only One Available. Posters during World War II were designed to instill in the people a positive outlook, a sense of patriotism and confidence. They linked the war in on the battlefield with the war at home. From a practical point, they were used to encourage all Americans to help with the war effort. The posters called upon every man, woman, and child to endure the personal sacrifice and domestic adjustments to further the national agenda. They encouraged rationing, conservation and sacrifice. In addition, the posters were used for recruitment, productivity, and motivation as well as for financing the war effort. The stark, colorful graphic designs elicited strong emotions. The posters played to the fears, frustrations, and faith in freedoms that lingered in people's minds during the war.

Designed in 1942 by artist Stevan Dohanos, Stevan (1907-1994) this color poster measures 28.5 x 40 in and was published by the United States Government Printing Office for the War Production Board. After Pearl Harbor industry in the United States rapidly transformed into maximum war production. The War Production Board was established in January 1942 and abolished in November 1945. Its purpose was to procure materials and direct war production during World War II. Some of the materials this massive war production machine produced: 299,300 planes 143,700 ships 41,000,000,000 rounds of ammunition 86,700 tanks 319,000 pieces of field artillery and mortars.

Overall condition is good with fold lines, edge wear, corner loss and a fold line separation at the bottom of the image.
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