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Poster created by Ben Shahn for the War Production Board

Object | Accession Number: 1989.34.1

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    Poster created by Ben Shahn for the War Production Board

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    WPB poster
    Artwork Title
    We the French Workers...
    Date
    1942
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    Contributor
    Artist: Ben Shahn
    Biography
    Ben Shahn was born in Kovno,(Kaunus) Lithuania, on September 12, 1898. Shahn immigrated to Brooklyn, New York, in 1906. He first worked as a lithographer's apprentice until 1930 and was formally educated at NYU and the National Academy of Design in New York City. He was associated with the Social Realist movement and his work often joined striking visual images with compassionate and powerful political commentary. During World War II (1939-1945) he designed posters the Office of War Information. Shahn, age 71, died on March 14, 1969.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Posters
    Category
    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Image of french workers with hands in the air. Text lower left corner: "Poster A-25 War Production Drive Headquarters, WPB, Washington, D.C."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 28.500 inches (72.39 cm) | Width: 40.000 inches (101.6 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The poster was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:13
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