What is it?
The image above is an American World War II anti-rumor propaganda poster for The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) (1941 -1945) that was created by The Office For Emergency Management | Office of War Information | Domestic Operations Branch | Bureau of Special Services | (03/09/1943 – 09/15/1945) and is from the collection of The National Archives At College Park of The National Archives And Records Administration called: “WAAC – SILENCE MEANS SECURITY”.
Here is the description for this image:
Unknown author or not provided
Record creator Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 – 09/15/1945)
“WAAC – SILENCE MEANS SECURITY”
Date between 1941 and 1945
National Archives at College Park Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q38945047
Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S)
NARA Logo created 2010.svg This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 515987.
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Record group: Record Group 44: Records of the Office of Government Reports, 1932 – 1947 (National Archives Identifier: 373 )
Series: World War II Posters, compiled 1942 – 1945 (National Archives Identifier: 513498 )
NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-44-PA-2280
Source, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The other day I was looking at Wikipedia as I was preparing a dream post, when I noticed this image on the Wikipedia article for security, and this image immediately caught my attention.
The look of realism (and whatever other styles were used) combined with the colors, the uniform, the pose, the slogan et cetera all come together to form an interesting eye catching detailed poster that definitely caught my attention.
So I wanted to make a post about it.
Besides being propaganda, I would also consider this art, and I like the style.
- John Jr
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