Lot 384: WWII 'Conserve' Posters

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-12-18 16:05:33

Lot 384

Two American WWII propaganda posters: an original color 22 x 28 Office of War Information poster (No. 39), published in 1943, depicting a woman sewing a patch on a man's pants, with text reading, "Use it up—Wear it out—Make it do! Our labor and our goods are fighting"; and an original color 28.5 x 40 poster published by the US Government Printing Office in 1944 (1944-O-594484), reading, "Prepare for Winter Now!," with tips on conserving fuel. In overall good to very good condition, with two toned tape remnants and a few tears to the "Make it do!" poster, and several tears, fold separations, and areas of paper loss to the "Prepare for Winter" poster.

Estimate: $200-$400

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