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May 9, 2015

16 Famous Recruiting Posters from World War Two

Recruiting posters abounded during World War II. Here's a small collection of 16 famous WWII recruiting posters.


ca. 1944 --- <Defend Your Country> Recruitment Poster by Tom Woodburn --- Image by © K.J. Historical/CORBIS

ca. 1942 --- A World War II color poster depicting "Rosie the Riveter" encourages American women to show their strength and go to work for the war effort. --- Image by © CORBIS

ca. 1942 --- <Loose Lips Might Sink Ships> Poster --- Image by © David Pollack/CORBIS

1942 --- <Buy War Bonds> Poster --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS

ca. 1940-1945 --- <Your Victory Garden> Poster --- Image by © K.J. Historical/CORBIS

1939 --- <Join American Red Cross> Recruitment Poster by R.C. Kauffmann --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS

ca. 1942 --- <"Sub Spotted - Let 'Em Have It!"> U.S. Navy Recruitment Poster by McClelland Barclay --- Image by © K.J. Historical/CORBIS

1943 --- 1943: Color advertisement printed by the United States Government during World War II to encourage people to can food preserves, "Can All You Can, It's a Real War Job!" It shows a can with the slogan across it, and fruits and vegetables in the background. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

ca. 1942 --- <"Sub Spotted - Let 'Em Have It!"> U.S. Navy Recruitment Poster by McClelland Barclay --- Image by © K.J. Historical/CORBIS

1944 --- <Your Metal Is on the Attack, Keep It Coming!> Poster by Amos Sewell --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS

ca. 1943 --- <Production Means Life or Death> Poster by C. Chickering --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS

1942 --- <Women in the War> Poster --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS

1944 --- <I'm Proud...My Husband Wants Me To Do My Part> World War II Poster by John Newton Hewitt --- Image by © K.J. Historical/CORBIS

ca. 1942 --- <Be a Marine - Free a Marine to Fight> Poster --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS

1943 --- <I'm Counting on You!> Poster by Leon Helguera --- Image by © K.J. Historical/CORBIS

ca. 1941-1945 --- <And Remember USO Is a Big Part of the National War Fund> Poster by Howard Scott --- Image by © Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBIS




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