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US poster depicting World War II and Revolutionary War soldiers

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.46

US the Americans poster featuring 3 World War II soldiers marching in front of 3 Revolutionary War soldiers meant to instill patriotic fervor into the US civilian population. The Americans series of US propaganda posters was distributed by the Office of War Information. 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 of the period, including Bernard Perlin, who painted this image. Perlin also served as a war artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines with the troops in Greece, the South Pacific, and Asia.

Artwork Title
Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty
Series Title
The Americans
Date
1943  (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 14:06:43
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