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US homefront poster depicting a bloodied, wounded soldier trying to stand

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.11

US homefront propaganda poster depicting a soldier, covered with blood and with bullet holes in his uniform issued for the War Manpower Office. The poster reminds civilians of the pain endured and sacrifices being made by soldiers during the war, along with the message that the public should step up and do their part for the war effort. This poster was issued in 1945 when the war in Europe was nearing its end, but the war in the Pacific Theater was far from over. On June 13, 1942 the Office of War Information, OWI, was created with the purpose of communicating the war to the American public by posters, photographs, radio shows, and films. The OWI often employed prominent commercial illustrators, such as Amos Sewell, to create memorable, dramatic images for the posters.

Artwork Title
Miles of Hell to Tokyo! : Work where you're needed
Date
1945  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:06
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