Posters at Home and War
Published September 24, 2019
During World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, government and commercial agencies leveraged posters as a way to mobilize America for war. Their messages were straightforward and simple, reinforced by colorful and powerful imagery. These posters related to people of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging their support on the home front. War bond drives were heavily advertised, and recruitment posters enticed future service members.
The National Museum of the USAF preserves and stores over 500 posters. Beginning on November 22, over sixty examples will be on exhibit in the Art Gallery. The exhibit will run through May 2020.