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

Object | Accession Number: 2015.589.2

Poster depicting the Statue of Liberty and the flags of 30 of the first 31 (Iraq’s flag is not pictured) countries who had declared war on the Axis Powers, and signed the Declaration by the United Nations (an alternate term to describe the Allied Powers). The Declaration pledged the signatories to employ their full resources to the war effort, and prevented them from making a separate peace. The poster was designed by Steve Broder, a Canadian artist working in the United States. The need to manage information about 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 print, radio, and film media. The OWI commissioned work from leading artists to create posters to inspire and instill confidence and patriotism in the American public. The OWI also ran information campaigns for civilian agencies, War Bond drives, and campaigns to ramp up economic production for the war effort. New posters were distributed every two weeks, with the stated goal of placing posters in every city and town in the United States.

Artwork Title
The United Nations Fight For Freedom
Date
publication/distribution:  1942
Geography
publication: Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Genre/Form
War posters.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
 
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