Lot of Four World War II Posters, Incl. American Junior Red Cross Posters

Lot of 4.

OWI Poster No. 8,  28 x 40 in., featuring artwork by David Stone Martin depicting three raised fists holding various tools and weapons all underneath white bold text reading, "Strong in the strength of the Lord / we who fight in the people's cause / will never stop until that cause is won." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942.

OWI Poster No. 42, 28.5 x 40 in., featuring an illustration of the five Sullivan brothers wearing U.S. Navy uniforms beneath five blue stars and above bold text reading, "the five Sullivan brothers / 'missing in action' off the Solomons" and "THEY DID THEIR PART." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. The Sullivan brothers were serving on the USS Juneau when the ship was attacked by a Japanese torpedo on November 13, 1942. All five brothers were tragically killed, and the story of their sacrifice became a national rallying point for the war effort. 

American Junior Red Cross poster, 14.5 x 22.25 in., featuring artwork by Walter Beach Humphrey depicting a school-aged boy and girl holding and wearing red cross gear including a large flag and sewn patch. Ca 1940s.

American Junior Red Cross poster, 15.25 x 22 in., featuring artwork by Walter Beach Humphrey depicting a young boy standing before a crowd including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Davey Crockett, and others while a man dressed in a pilgrim's outfit reads a proclamation to him, "We do hold / ourselves / straightly tied / to all care of / each others good / and of the whole / by everyone, and / so mutually," and an American flag and a Red Cross flag wave overhead. Each child in the scene wears a Red Cross pin. Ca 1940s.


Posters in relatively good condition, with some rips/tears along creases and wear to edges. Sullivan brothers poster with some discoloration to red border.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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