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Original U.S. WWII Poster - War Bonds Are Cheaper Than Wooden Crosses - Buy More Through Pay Roll Savings - 22" x 28"

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Original Item: Only One Available. In the face of acute wartime financial requirements for the U.S. Government, War Bond drives were of vital importance to the war effort. This is perhaps one of the most striking and potent examples of propaganda for raising cash to fight the Axis powers.

This striking poster was designed by the artist Ardis Hughes in 1944 of the  Interdepartmental War Savings Committee. The bottom reads U.S. Government Printing Office 1944-O-608491. Offered in very good condition, all colors are vibrant and easily discernible. A striking and strong poster of a soldier walking through a graveyard, carrying several wooden crosses and a shovel. Poster measures 22" x 28".

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.
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