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Take it from me brother - We've still got a big job to do!

Date: 1943
Overall: 1019 x 724 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00008027
Place Manufactured:United States

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    A sailor with a missing leg is shown standing on crutches after returning home from World War II action. It was issued by the Industrial Incentive Division of the US Navy to generate recruits. By the final stages of the war posters like this began to use more graphic images of death or loss.
    SignificanceThis example represents how messages of sacrifice and duty were used to persuade people to join the armed forces. It was part of a shift in poster design towards more emotive images.
    HistoryPosters have long been used as a vehicle to spread ideas and promote causes. During World War II, they aimed to generate patriotism, sway public opinion and spread propaganda. They came in varying sizes and were often displayed in libraries, post offices, streets, schools and factories. Over the course of the war posters began to use more explicit images of death and loss to impact people.

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