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Original American Vintage WWII Poster by John Falter - If You Tell Where He Is Going 1943

If You Tell Where He's Going He May Never Get There - Medium

John Falter
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20.25" x 28" - 51cm x 71cm

During World War ll the United States Government was very concerned about the need to keep troop movements confidential and for family members and friends of soldiers overseas to not discuss their loved ones travels and plans. There was a great fear of the enemy's agents overhearing some idle talk that could result in American lives lost. This bold graphic emphasizes that point.
John Philip Falter (1910 - 1982) was an artist and illustrator famous for his The Saturday Evening Post covers. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and later moved to New York. He was influenced by the art of Frederic Remington and Norman Rockwell. In 1943 he enlisted in the Navy and designed over 300 recruiting posters for the American war. He became popular for the loose-lips-sink-ships theme in his posters, but also worked in the recruiting posters for the Waves. Falter was a prolific artist who depicted a wide range of subject matter in a variety of media. He illustrated over 40 books, and became an excellent portrait painter. In 1980, a documentary video: A View from the Standpipe: John Falter's World, was released by Nebraska Educational Television. This documentary provides more information about John's work, through one-on-one interviews in his Philadelphia location and shows a number of his paintings.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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