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American propaganda during World War II Famous Posters that are used toincrease support for the war and persuade people to make do with what they had so that more material could be used for the war effort !
"In The Face Of Obstacles - Courage" US World War II propaganda poster for the US Infantry in 1943
World War II •poster thatwas addressedto the nation in1941-1942, quoted aboutevery citizen’spart in the war!
‘’stay on the •job until everymurdering japis wiped out!‘’World War II •poster in 1941-1945 .
"Service on the home front : Theres a job for every Pennsylvanian inthese civilian defense efforts" , US World War II homefront poster in1942-1943 .
Photograph of crowd of people giving the Nazi salute while 3 soldiers stand guardover a smoldering pile of books , the title of the poster ‘’ Ten years ago, the Nazisburned these books but free Americans can still read them’’ , WORLD WAR II (1943)
"A Careless Word, A Needless Loss" US World War II propaganda poster, warning against the disclosure of information that might lead tounnecessary deaths (1943 ). ,
If these Nazi war workers dared speak, theyd say-"Americansprotect your system of individual freedom-dictatorship means slavery-not security." (1941 - 1945)
"Keep the enemy inthe dark! Be careful ..What you say or write." (1941 - 1945).
THIS IS AMERICA.. WHERE A MAN CAN SAY.. "THIS ISMINE." (1941 - 1945)
Part 1 In the coming posters, pictures of fists, muscles, tools, and artillery convey American strength. Patriotic colors ofred, white, and blue predominate as national symbols and heroes appeal to patriotism.
1- Man the Guns ! Join the Navy by McClelland Barclay, 1942 Masculine strength was acommon visual theme inpatriotic posters. Pictures of powerful men and mighty machines illustrated America`s ability to channel itsformidable strength intothe war effort. Americanmuscle was presented in a proud display of national confidence.
2- its a Women’s war too ! Longing Won`t Bring Him Back Sooner...Get a War Job! by Lawrence Wilbur, 1944In the face of acute wartime laborshortages, women were needed in thedefense industries, the civilianservice, and even the Armed Forces.Despite the continuing 20th centurytrend of women entering theworkforce, publicity campaigns wereaimed at those women who hadnever before held jobs. Poster andfilm images glorified and glamorizedthe roles of working women andsuggested that a woman`s femininityneed not be sacrificed. Whetherfulfilling their duty in thehome, factory, office, ormilitary, women were portrayed asattractive confident, and resolved todo their part to win the war.
3- United ..We Win ! • Private Joe Louis • Says--During World War II, racial restriction and •segregation were facts of life in the U.S.military. Nevertheless, an overwhelmingmajority of African Americans participatedwholeheartedly in the fight against theAxis powers. They did so, however, withan eye toward ending racial discriminationin American society. This objective wasexpressed in the call, initiated in the blackpress for the "Double V"-victory overfascism abroad and over racism at home.The Government was well aware of thedemoralizing effects of racial prejudice onthe American population and its impacton the war effort. Consequently, itpromoted posters, pamphlets, and filmshighlighting the participation andachievement of African Americans inmilitary and civilian life..
4- Use it Up , Wear it Out ! During the waryears, gasoline, rubber, sugar, butter, and meat were rationed. Governmentpublicity reminded people that shortages of these materials occurred becausethey were going to the troops, and that civilians should take part in conservationand salvage campaigns.Save Waste Fats for Explosives When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!by Henry Koerner, 1943 by Weimer Pursell, 1943
5- Four FreedomsPresident Roosevelt was a gifted communicator. On January 6, 1941, he addressedCongress, delivering the historic "Four Freedoms" speech. At a time when WesternEurope lay under Nazi domination, Roosevelt presented a vision in which theAmerican ideals of individual liberties were extended throughout the world.Alerting Congress and the nation to the necessity of war, Roosevelt articulated theideological aims of the conflict. Eloquently, he appealed to Americans` mostprofound beliefs about freedom.The speech so inspired illustrator Norman Rockwell that he created a series ofpaintings on the "Four Freedoms" theme. In the series, he translated abstractconcepts of freedom into four scenes of everyday American life. Although theGovernment initially rejected Rockwell`s offer to create paintings on the "FourFreedoms" theme, the images were publicly circulated when The Saturday EveningPost, one of the nation`s most popular magazines, commissioned and reproducedthe paintings. After winning public approval, the paintings served as thecenterpiece of a massive U.S. war bond drive and were put into service to helpexplain the war`s aims. •
5.1- Save Freedom of Speech By Norman Rockwell - 1943
5.2- Save Freedom of Worship By Norman Rockwell - 1943
5.3- Ours...to fight for--Freedom From Want By Norman Rockwell - 1943
5.4- Ours...to fight for--Freedom From Fear By Norman Rockwell - 1943
Part 2 These posters confront the viewer with thefrightening stakes of the war and its human cost. Dark, earthen colors appear in portrayals ofimperiled citizens, as well as dead and wounded soldiers.
1- Warning ! Our homes are in danger now !Public relations specialists advised the U.S. •Government that the most effective warposters were the ones that appealed to theemotions. The posters shown here played onthe publics fear of the enemy. The imagesdepict Americans in imminent danger-theirbacks against the wall, living in the shadow ofAxis domination.
Keep These Hands Off! by G. K. Odell A study of commercial posters undertaken by the U.S.Government found that images of women and children in dangerwere effective emotional devices.The Canadian poster at right waspart of the study and served as amodel for American posters, suchas the one below, that adopted a similar visual theme
‘’We`re Fighting to Don`t Let That Shadow Touch Themprevent This’’ by Lawrence B. Smith, 1942by C. R. Miller
2-This is Nazi Brutality !Many of the fear-inspiring posters depicted Nazi acts •of atrocity. Although brutality is always part ofwar, the atrocities of World War II were soterrible, and of such magnitude, as to engender a newcategory of crime--crimes against humanity. Theimages here were composed to foster fear. Implicit inthese posters is the idea that what happened therecould happen here.
This is Nazi Brutality by Ben Shahn, 1942Lidice was a Czech miningvillage that was obliteratedby the Nazis in retaliationfor the 1942 shooting of aNazi official by two Czechs.All men of the village werekilled in a 10-hourmassacre; the women andchildren were sent toconcentration camps. Thedestruction of Lidicebecame a symbol for thebrutality of Nazi occupationduring World War II.
We French Workers Warn You...by Ben Shahn, 1942
The Sowers by Thomas Hart Benton, 1942Artist Thomas Hart Bentonbelieved that it was theartist`s role either to fight orto "bring the bloody actualrealities of this war home tothe American people." In aseries of eightpaintings, Benton portrayedthe violence and barbarityof fascism. "The Sowers"shows the enemy asbulky, brutish monsterstossing human skulls ontothe ground
3-He’s Watching You !Concerns about national security intensify in wartime. •During World War II, the Government alerted citizens tothe presence of enemy spies and saboteurs lurking justbelow the surface of American society. "Careless talk"posters warned people that small snippets of informationregarding troop movements or other logistical detailswould be useful to the enemy. Well-meaning citizenscould easily compromise national security and soldiers`safety with careless talk. •
Someone Talked! by Siebel, 1942He`s Watching You !By Glenn Grohe , ca. 1942
4- He Knew the meaning of Sacrifice !To guard againstcomplacency, theGovernment promotedmessages thatreminded civilianAmerica of the sufferingand sacrifices that werebeing made by itsArmed Forces overseas.
Miles of Hell to Tokyo! Have You Really Tried to Save Gas by Getting Into a Car Club?By Amos Sewell, 1945 By Harold Von Schmidt, 1944
5- Stamp ‘Em Out !!The Government tried to identify themost effective poster style. Onegovernment-commissioned studyconcluded that the best posters werethose that made a direct , emotionalappeal and presented realisticpictures in photographic detail. Thestudy found that symbolic orhumorous posters attracted lessattention, made a less favorableimpression, and did not inspireenthusiasm. Nevertheless, manysymbolic and humorous posters werejudged to be outstanding in nationalposter competitions during the war.
More Production ! Crack the Axis !by Zudor by Charles Allen
Sources from Internet1- •http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_propaganda_during_World_War_II2- •http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/p •owers_of_persuasion_intro.html3- •http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpx/sets/720575941215198 •17