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Meet your schedules for Victory - The toughest job is still ahead!

Date: 1943
Dimensions:
Overall: 1025 x 723 mm
Medium: Ink on paper with linen backing
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Copyright:
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00008293
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    Three Admirals of the American Navy are depicted quoting how the war is an ongoing challenge. This poster uses Admirals King, Ingersoll and Nimitz to encourage factory workers to meet their wartime schedules. It is one of many posters distributed by the US Naval Reserve's Industrial Incentive Division to increase productivity on the home front.
    SignificanceThis is a clear example of how propaganda posters built support for the war by depicting people in authority.
    HistoryPosters have long proved to be a succesful way of promoting ideas and causes to the public. During World War II, they were part of the campaign to motivate patriotism, sway public opinion and spread propaganda. They often would speak from a position of authority to unite people in a common cause.

    Posters were displayed in libraries, post offices, schools and factories. Some addressed home front efforts, others exhorted workers to greater productivity. Many warned of the dangers of leaking defence information. Some posters were targeted directly at school children. They were all part of a national and international campaign to support the war effort during WWII.

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