In America during WWII, every resource was poured into the war effort. With over 12 million Americans - 11% of the total population - serving in the armed forces, everything from food to labor was tight on the Home Front. This poster depicts those who weren't drafted - a young woman and two older men - hard at work on an airplane engine. The text encourages the viewer to pitch in however they can at home, from working in production plants to buying war bonds.
The artwork includes a logo for the 6th War Loan, which is of a bomb dropping over the flag of Japan. The 6th War Loan began in November, 1944 with a goal of 16 billion dollars. The previous war bond drives raised in total 355 billion dollars, including 38 billion from individuals.
Courtney Allen (1896- 1969) was an American illustrator known mostly for his work in books and magazines. He served on the front lines in the early years of the war, and returned home to continue his career. He depicted only a few war posters, but also created portraits of servicemen recovering from their injuries stateside.
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