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Delivered By Merchant Seamen

Delivered By Merchant Seamen

ID# 14058
Joe Richards
C1944
14" x 19.75"
(36cm x 50cm)
Regular price €466,95 EUR
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Delivered by Merchant Seamen is a c1944 Merchant Marine recruitment poster, commissioned by the War Shipping Administration. At the time, American shipyards were producing cargo ships faster than crews could be assembled, forcing recruiters to rely not only on new volunteers, but also to persuade experienced mariners to leave retirement and go back to sea.

The National War Fund was created in 1943, and described by president Franklin D. Roosevelt as "a philanthropic federation with three simple aims; first, to determine the nature and the extent of the war-related needs; second, to see that everybody has a chance to contribute to the funds required; and third, to channel the sums raised for its member agencies wherever American help is currently most needed -to raise enough and on time."

18 agencies were part of the Fund, USO (United Service Organizations) being the most important. During WWII they began the tradition of entertaining the troops abroad that continues today. The Fund continued until 1947, well after the war and supported by President Harry S. Truman.

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.

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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