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Original WWll 1945 Poster - Get The Jap and Get It Over!

Get The Jap And Get It Over!

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20" x 27.75" - 51cm x 70cm

This poster from 1945 was commissioned by the U.S. War Manpower Commission. The poster shows a bullet-ridden and tattered Japanese and German WWII flags. The flags are tied to a pole, which could be a bamboo branch or a pole made of human bones.

The War Manpower Commission was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 18, 1942. The function of the Commission was to train and recruit workers for war and essential civilian industries and to increase labor efficiency. The War Manpower Commission set up a plan to help displaced workers and veterans find jobs before it was dismantled in 1945.

This poster was created in 1945, after the Nazis were defeated in Europe as a last push for workers in the United States. They could go to their U.S. employment service to find an appropriate job that would help ending the war with Japan.

The image was designed by Allen Saalburg (1899-1987), who was an illustrator and printmaker, son of a newspaper cartoonist. Saalburg studied painting at Pratt Institute and at the Art Students League in New York City. In 1927 he moved to Paris, where he exhibited paintings at Bernheim-Jeune Gallery. After his return to New York in 1930, he started working on murals and theatre sets. The Federal Art Program in New York commissioned Saalburg murals in Central Park and the zoo, among others. He also had several private commissions, such as the original gourmet shop at Bloomingdale's and a mural with eighteen interior panels for the Home Building Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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