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Because Somebody Talked!, Wesley Heyman

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Artist   Wesley Heyman - View Bio
Title   Because Somebody Talked!
Date Of Work   1944
Dimensions   14.5 x 20
Notes   Original. ... Because somebody talked!
Linen backed. Excellent condition.
Because Someone Talked portrays a cocker resting his head on his master's scarf. The gold star flag behind his head reveals his master has been killed in action. The flag was awarded to mother's who lost sons. During the war Gold Star llags and Red Star flags, indicating a serving son, were usually displayed in a hone's front window.

Published by the United States Government Printing Office
Interpretation This poster, issued by the United States government during World War II, is a warning to citizens that discussing troop movements, or other military information that might be useful to the enemy, could have serious consequences. The Service Flag hanging on the wall symbolizes the gravity of "loose talk". The single star on this flag indicates that the family has one member in the armed forces. Originally the star would have been blue, but it has been replaced with a gold star. The gold star indicates that this person has died in the service of his or her country during the war (possibly as a result of "loose talk").
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U. S. Government Printing Office : distributed by Office of War Information
Year: 1944
Categories: Espionage
World War, 1939-1945. United States. Posters.
Price Category   Category B  View Price Categories
Inventory Number   10424