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Original World War II Abbott Labs Poster - Speed the Day With War Bonds by Joseph Hirsch 1943

Speed The Day With War Bonds

Joseph Hirsch
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11" x 15.5" - 28cm x 39cm

This poster design was commissioned by Abbott Labs , a medical products company that supplied the United States military forces in World War I and II . The text on the bottom of the poster reads "Published by Abbott Laboratories as a Contribution to the Treasury's Schools-At-War Program". This particular design emphasizes all citizens in the home front should bear their obligation to support the war effort by purchasing war bonds to help finance the war. In this festive image , the viewer is encouraged to think of what a victory parade might feel like by witnessing the celebration shown in the image. Note, the soldier holding his rifle aloft while dangling a captured Nazi helmet around his neck.

Born in Philadelphia, Joseph Hirsch ( 1910-1981) began his study of art at the Philadelphia Museum when he was seventeen. He participated in the Works Project Administration in the easel painting division, with occasional work on murals. During World War II, Hirsch took part in the war effort as an artist war correspondent, recording significant battles and events. After the war he taught at the Chicago Institute of Art.

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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