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America's Answer! Production, Jean Carlu

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Artist   Jean Carlu - View Bio
Title   America's Answer! Production
Date Of Work   1942
Dimensions   29 x 40
Notes   America's Answer! Production
One of world war 2's most famous images. Linen backed and in excellent condition. The gauntlet clad hand, in a power grip, is applying torque to the bolt, an element of "production" itself. Bird & Rubenstein 24, Johnson 45, Weill 292, Wrede 197, Zeman 69. Rare. 1942-0-454042

U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Arguably America’s most substantive role in World War II was supplying the sheer material preponderance that eventually overwhelmed the much more aggressive and better trained German and Japanese forces. This is one of the first posters that mobilized Americans and made them aware of the way they could help to end the bloodshed. Carlu worked in the United States from 1939 to 1952. When he first submitted this design, in the pre-Pearl Harbor summer of 1941, it was a mobilization poster; it became a war poster when it was issued in 1942.

Truly a classic of modernist WWII poster design, one of the most desirable American posters of the era.
Reference: Carlu 49, Word and Image p.93, Modern American 45, Modern Poster 197, Design for Victory p.24, Zeman p.69, The Poster 312.
Price Category   Category E  View Price Categories
Inventory Number   9517