Recruitment Posters

Posters were used extensively during World War II in a coordinated effored to win over the hearts and minds of American citizens. Posters came in a variety of sizes, from small table-top displays to roadside billboards.  They were produced under the supervision of the Office of War Information, which coordinated with various organizations to get the message out quickly and effectively.   A National Archives exhibition idivided World War II poster output into two general themes: those that convey American strength and those that confront the viewer with the human and emotional costs of war.

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This exhibit is presented through the support of Lev Pinskly