During the period of World War 2 the United States Government was very concerned about supporting the economy to service the war effort as well as keep things productive domestically. With so many soldiers coming from farm regions the government was trying to recruit new workers to support the farmers’ efforts.
The artist of the poster, Douglass Crockwell (1904 – 1968), studied fine art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and soon after became a successful freelance illustrative painter. Douglass worked for several magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, and a variety of companies such as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. During WWII, he was commissioned by the Government to create some propaganda posters; his poster for the American Relief for Holland won him a gold medal from the Art Director's Club in 1946. Crockwell created murals and posters for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, and also experimented with short animated motion-pictures.
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