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US poster depicting the Statue of Liberty and flags of the Allied Nations

Object | Accession Number: 2015.562.5

US and Allied Nations propaganda poster with an image of the Statue of Liberty and 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. 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
The United Nations Fight For Freedom, OWI Poster no. 19
Date
1942  (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 Lucinda Pollack
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Record last modified: 2018-03-14 12:20:17
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