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WWII War Bonds Poster Don’t Let That Shadow Touch

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WWII War Bonds Poster Don’t Let That Shadow Touch

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Lawrence Beall Smith, an artist known for his lithographs of children, created the poster titled “Don`t Let That Shadow Touch Them.†It was printed in 1942 for the Government Printing Office for the U.S. Treasury NARA Still Picture Branch. This poster is part of the S. Eugene Thompson ’58 Papers housed in Special Collections and Archives.The term propaganda was first commonly used in Europe, after Pope Gregory XV created the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in Rome in 1622. However, it was not until the 1790s that the term was used to refer to secular activities as well. Propaganda posters became a very popular means of influencing public opinion during wartime, and were especially prevalent during the two World Wars.During World War II, the United States Government printed posters such as this one as a means of encouraging and persuading the public to support the war. The posters advocated for everything from buying war bonds and enlisting, to promoting efficiency in factories, carpooling, and planting victory gardens. Unlike many of the European posters that depicted the ugly enemy, the U.S. posters tended to focus on patriotism to in order to garner support. Site: 14 1/4"W x 20"H
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WWII War Bonds Poster Don’t Let That Shadow Touch

Estimate $150 - $200
Oct 27, 2018
Starting Price $70
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0100: WWII War Bonds Poster Don’t Let That Shadow Touch

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Est. $150 - $200Starting Price $70
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Lot 0100 Details

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Lawrence Beall Smith, an artist known for his lithographs of children, created the poster titled “Don`t Let That Shadow Touch Them.†It was printed in 1942 for the Government Printing Office for the U.S. Treasury NARA Still Picture Branch. This poster is part of the S. Eugene Thompson ’58 Papers housed in Special Collections and Archives.The term propaganda was first commonly used in Europe, after Pope Gregory XV created the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in Rome in 1622. However, it was not until the 1790s that the term was used to refer to secular activities as well. Propaganda posters became a very popular means of influencing public opinion during wartime, and were especially prevalent during the two World Wars.During World War II, the United States Government printed posters such as this one as a means of encouraging and persuading the public to support the war. The posters advocated for everything from buying war bonds and enlisting, to promoting efficiency in factories, carpooling, and planting victory gardens. Unlike many of the European posters that depicted the ugly enemy, the U.S. posters tended to focus on patriotism to in order to garner support. Site: 14 1/4"W x 20"H

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