Lot 383: WWII 'Careless Talk' Posters

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-12-18 16:06:15

Lot 383

Three original color American WWII posters, including: a 14 x 20 poster published by the US Government Printing Office in 1943 (1943-O-558552), showing two grieving parents, with red text, "Americans Suffer when careless talk kills!"; a 22 x 28 Office of War Information poster (No. 51) showing troops boarding a ship, reading, "If you tell where they're going…They may never get there! Don't talk about troop movements!"; and a 21.25 x 27.75 poster of Uncle Sam "published by the House of Seagram as part of its contribution to the national victory effort," with large yellow text reading, "No Room for Rumors." In overall very good to fine condition, with some edge tears and paper loss to the Seagram poster.

Estimate: $200-$400

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