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Poster depicting the Statue of Liberty and national flags

Object | Accession Number: 2015.589.2

Poster illustrating the unity of the Allied forces against the Axis powers. It was the 19th poster distributed by the United States Office of War Information during World War II. On January 1, 1942 the representatives of the US, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and China signed a document which became known as the United Nations Declaration which pledged the governments to the maximum war effort and prevented them from making a separate peace. On the next day the representatives of 22 other nations added their signatures to the form. This declaration was the precursor to the foundation of the United Nations 3 years later. The OWI had commercial artist create posters like this which the OWI would distribute to retailers who would hang them on the walls of their business. The OWI’s goal was to place posters in the street-level windows of every store, office, and restaurant in every city and town across the United States.

Artwork Title
The United Nations Fight For Freedom
Date
1942  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 15:52:24
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