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This is what we're working for!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Washington (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1943 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    U.S. Navy (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    photolithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1608-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS4

Physical description

'This is what we're working for!', US World War II poster. The slogan, printed in a style mimicking handwriting, in black ink, 'This is what / we're working for!', is printed below a black-and-white photographic image of emotional mother greeting her sailor son who's returned home from the war.

Place of Origin

Washington (made)

Date

ca. 1943 (made)

Artist/maker

U.S. Navy (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

photolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'This is what / we're working for'
Below the image, printed in black in in a style that mimics hand-writing.

'Additional copies can be obtained from Industrial Incentive Division, Navy Department, Washington, D.C.'
Small black typeface, running along the lower right edge of the poster

Dimensions

Height: 43.3 cm, Width: 28 cm

Descriptive line

"This is what we're working for!" World War II poster, issued by the Industrial Incentive Division of the Navy Department, Washington DC, about 1943

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Photo lithography

Subjects depicted

Sailors; Uniforms; War; Mother; Home; Sons; Propaganda; Man; Woman

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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