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1940s Original Canadian Propaganda Poster, Lives of These Men Depend on Your Work

$350.00
  • 1940s Original Canadian Propaganda Poster, Lives of These Men Depend on Your Work

Unknown

1940s Original Canadian Propaganda Poster, Lives of These Men Depend on Your Work

$350.00

Date: 1941-1945
Size: 20 x 30 inches
Artist: Unknown

During World War 2, and for a period beyond, the Allies generated propaganda to influence the population towards support for the war effort. A wide range of media was employed aimed at local and overseas audiences. Traditional forms of media such as newspapers and posters were joined by new media, including cinema (film), newsreels, and radio. A wide range of themes were addressed, fostering hostility to towards the enemy, support for the allies, and specific pro-war projects such as conserving metal, waste, and growing vegetables.

The message here is simple: the war depends on factory workers' efforts, and pilots can't do their job if those who assemble the planes fail to build the parts properly. The solemn expression of the worker shows his concentration and dedication to the job; the plane crashing on the right is a reminder of what is at stake.

Poster is unlined with light signs of wear in the lower left corner (see photo).