Size: 29 x 40 inches
About the Poster: A spectacular and iconic poster produced by the US Government Printing Office during World War II. It commemorates the loss of five brothers on the SS Juneau - an incredible loss for the Sullivan family and the entire country.
News of the deaths of all five brothers became a rallying point for the war effort, with posters and speeches honoring their sacrifice. Extensive newspaper and radio coverage of the incident made the loss of the brothers a national story, producing "a wave of humility and sympathy..." and condolences poured in on the Sullivan family in Waterloo, Iowa. One woman told the Associated Press, "And now I wonder how the sugar and coffee hoarders feel." War bond drives and other patriotic campaigns culminated in the 1944 movie, "The Sullivans."
Sad point of trivia - at least thirty sets of brothers served and died on the Juneau.
Poster is just back from the linen backer and looks wonderful. The poster had been folded and those fold lines are visible on the poster - please see photos.
Very rare. A wonderful poster for a history buff.