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Poster - For baby's future buy war bonds
  • For baby's future buy war bonds
    US Office of War Information - Domestic Operations Branch
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For baby's future buy war bonds

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1943 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    US Office of War Information - Domestic Operations Branch (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • 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.837-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 64, box E

Physical description

'For Baby's Future buy war bonds ', Second World War poster depicting a black and white photographic image of an Afro-American baby, half-crawling on its front, wearing a white romper suit, and smiling. Next to the baby, who is on a bed with white sheets, is a stamp album 'for the purchase of United States War Savings Bonds'. The album has images of 25 cent stamps, $25 bonds, and a soaring eagle carrying the American flag. The image is framed by a blue border, and below are the words, 'For Baby's Future Buy War Bonds', in large white letters. The lower left corner of the poster, from about half way up and 1 cm in, has been torn off

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

ca.1943 (made)

Artist/maker

US Office of War Information - Domestic Operations Branch (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'For Baby's Future / BUY WAR BONDS'
Below the image, white on blue

'. . . orm 934 G.P.O. J. 589116'
Left side, lower edge of poster, black ink, partly absent, torn

Dimensions

Height: 46.2 cm, Width: 45.1 cm

Descriptive line

'For Baby's Future buy war bonds ', Second World War poster depicting a black and white photographic image of a baby, issued by Office for Emergency Management, OWI Domestic Operations Branch, about 1943

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Babies; Eagles; Propaganda; Rompers; Stars and Stripes; Stamp albums; Flags; War; Bonds

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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