Original U.S. WWII Home Front Save Your Cans - Help Pass the Ammunition - Prepare Your Tin Cans For War Countertop Standup Sign
Original Item: Only One Available. This 16" H x 11" W World War Two Home Front Save Your Cans - Help Pass the Ammunition - Prepare Your Tin Cans For War Countertop Standup Sign (Standee) is offered in very good condition. An unrestored totally original cardboard tabletop stand alone sign with a clean overall appearance. It has very minor signs of age, such as edge wear, but is vibrant and still stands up on it's own!
The image depicts a woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky. Original artist Barclay, McClelland and was created in 1943. Posters of this image a somewhat common but this small standee is rare.
Posters and signs 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 trenches 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.
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