Notes: The smallest of three sizes of this homefront poster promoting the Office of Civilian Defense (OCD). The artist was one of the few women to design government posters during the Second World War.
According to the Long Branch, New Jersey, Daily Record (12 October 1942), Emily Newman was an advertising art student at the Pratt Institute and won a contest to design the OCD poster. The large sizes were placed on the sides of trucks; this smaller size was destined for department stores. Newman's design incorporates photo montage into her graphic design
21 by 19-1/2 inches. Poster O-473121.
Edition + Condition: A near fine example, folded, as issued. This is an original World War II poster, not a reproduction.
Publication: [Washington, DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942.
Item No: #308139