World War II Poster, "Call to Farms. Join in the U.S. Crop Corps," circa 1943

Summary

During the Second World War, all of the national governments of the warring nations used poster campaigns to encourage civilian and military support of the war effort. The advertising technique of these posters followed the innovative style developed during the First World War. By appealing to the viewer's emotions this poster helped the U.S. to rally the home front workers and consumers.

During the Second World War, all of the national governments of the warring nations used poster campaigns to encourage civilian and military support of the war effort. The advertising technique of these posters followed the innovative style developed during the First World War. By appealing to the viewer's emotions this poster helped the U.S. to rally the home front workers and consumers.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

circa 1943

Subject Date

circa 1943

Creators

Vickery, John, 1906-1983 

United States. Crop Corps 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

Creator Notes

Artwork by John Vickery for the United States Crop Corps, Washington, D.C. Enlistment location at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

94.5.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 21.938 in

Width: 18 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in bottom border with red pencil: JUNIOR BOARD OF COMMERCE- PHILADELPHIA

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