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US poster depicting Uncle Sam and a list of military occupations

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.55

US poster depicting Uncle Sam and a list of military occupations below encouraging the public with the necessary skills to apply for these positions. The poster is part of the US propaganda posters 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. This poster uses the Uncle Sam image made famous by James Montgomery Flagg. As millions of men entered military service, the government and industry waged a concerted campaign to obtain as many applicants for jobs as possible. The number of working women rose by about 6.5 million from 1941 to 1945. By mid-1945 the United States had produced 80,000 landing craft, 100,000 tanks and armored cars, 300,000 airplanes, 15 million guns, and 41 billion rounds of ammunition.

Artwork Title
I Need Your Skill in a War Job!
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: 2021-03-08 16:25:42
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