Lot 389: WWII 'Safety' Posters

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-12-18 16:05:15

Lot 389

Three original color American WWII posters, including: a vibrant 14.25 x 20 poster published by the US Government Printing Office in 1942 (1942-O-466159) for the National Committee for Man-Power in War Industries, showing a cartoon horse with the text, "It's plain horse sense, Act - Think, Safety"; a 17 x 23 poster by the National Safety Council showing a factory with soldiers formed in the clouds of the smoke stacks, reading, "Keep 'em fighting, Accidents help the Axis, Work Safely"; and a 17 x 23 poster by the National Safety Council showing an American worker sitting on caricatures of Hitler and Hirohito, reading, "Safe Production Will Keep Them Down." In overall very good to fine condition, with a tear and some rippling to the "Horse Sense" poster.

Estimate: $200-$400

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