This poster was created during World War II by the artist C.B. Falls for the American Library Association,American Red Cross, and United Service Organizations for National Defense. In the image we view an Army soldier as well as a Navy seaman and 3 open books.
Servicemen pursued various types of recreation during the war, but no form was more highly recommended than reading. The activity would not only expand the mind, distracted the reader from the ugliness of war during lulls on the battlefield, from the otherwise drab military camp surroundings, or from many of the tempting, but forbidden, forms of recreation often available in nearby communities. And the Victory Book Campaign to supply the millions of servicemen with wholesome and educational reading material would be yet another way Americans could contribute to the war effort.
To read more about this campaign click on this link - https://sos.oregon.gov/archives/exhibits/ww2/Pages/life-books.aspx
Charles Buckles Falls, also known as C. B. Falls (December 10, 1874 – April 15, 1960), was an American artist, most known for his illustrations and writings. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including The ABC Book. He is also known for his World War I poster advertisements, such as Books Wanted.
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