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US propaganda poster with artillery gun barrels draped in Allied flags

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.37

US and Allied Nations propaganda poster with an image of antiaircraft or artillery gun barrels wrapped in Allied flags. It was issued by the Office of War Information as a symbol of the unity of the Allied forces against their common enemies, the Axis powers. Henry Koerner, the artist, was an Austrian Jewish emigre artist who joined the OWI in 1943. On January 1, 1942, the US, Great Britain, Soviet Union, and China signed the United Nations Declaration, joined the next day by 22 other nations. The signatory governments pledged to exert the maximum war effort and not to make a separate peace. The United Nations was founded 3 years later. The need to manage the war on the Home Front led to the establishment of the OWI in June 1942. This office controlled the design and distribution of war information to the American public in posters, photographs, radio shows, and films. They commissioned work from leading artists and the posers were distributed to retailers for display.

Artwork Title
United We Are Strong, United We Will Win, OWI Poster no. 64
publication/distribution:  1943
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:29
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