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1942 United States War Production Board WWII Poster Lot of (3)

Lot Number 944

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A month after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the War Production Board. In this modern time of viral pandemic, it's easy to identify with the purposes of the WPB. This WWII board presided over the conversion of domestic manufacturing to produce munitions for our Armed Forces and also directed rationing of vital resources. Witness the early promotional efforts of this vital cog in the U.S. war machine, with this 1942 WPB WWII poster lot of (3). All of these vintage posters are print dated and have the same dimensions of 28x40, and all remain fairly solid in ranging from above average to better, with deference to original period folds. Featured are:


1.) With photo of FDR meeting with military men at top and printed with a commendation at bottom, that includes in part the statement "I can say to you that we are getting ahead of our enemies in the battle of production", followed by an FDR facsimile signature at bottom right (EX+);


2.) Titled at bottom "Short Cuts Can Shorten The War", this visually captivating piece features illustrations of determined workers and a huge pocket watch, along with the slogan "If it'll save a second.. It's A Great Idea. Let's have it!" Presents (EX) details with deference to a small section of surface loss on the top border that affects only the white area and which could easily be matted or framed over;


3.) With slogan "The battle begins with your job! Do It Right" and illustrations of soldiers firing rifles, the most compelling of this trio. Moderate wear leads to a (VG+) rating, though the worst of the wear occurs on the perimeter and this poster still presents handsomely



 
 
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