Date: c. 1945
Size: 9.25 x 12.25 inches
About The Poster:
During WWII, not only did posters continue to play their important role as vectors of motivation and patriotic fervor. They also appealed "to darker emotions such as anger at the human cost of war. The appeal of posters also lies in the use of familiar images and expressions. Graphic artists combined their skill with advertising copywriters to sway public opinion and unite people in support of the war effort. The posters’ effectiveness arises from complex designs of words and symbols to communicate, invite action and build consensus." (Source: Australian National Wartime Museum, Patriotism, Persuasion, Propaganda, American War Posters).
Published by the Commission for War Information in Ottawa, this poster uses bold typography and strong words such as "enfant" (child) and "trahison" (treason) to underline to severe consequences of loose talk during wartime.
The poster is unlined and in good condition. The top left corner is slightly torn, and alight fold runs along the left margin. Please ask for seeing more photos.