Presentation on theme: "One of the most famous American posters from the war, it shows the iconic "Rosie the Riveter" as an encouragement to the millions of American women who."— Presentation transcript:
One of the most famous American posters from the war, it shows the iconic "Rosie the Riveter" as an encouragement to the millions of American women who were needed to fill the traditionally male jobs now becoming vacant with the men at war. The two world wars, especially the second, were important in showing the feasibility of women holding traditionally male jobs. While after both wars, the women employed during the war were "sent back to the kitchen", in the long term, their crucial contribution to wartime production helped open up a vast amount of new career opportunities. Nowadays, this poster is still seen as a symbol of feminism and female empowerment.
This well known poster carries the look of a classic American comic. There were many posters printed to encourage common civilian people sacrificing a little of their money and comfort to aid in the war effort. This is a continuation of the same theme, reminding people how small their own sacrifices were in comparison to that of the soldiers fighting abroad, in this case against the Japanese, as suggested by the big red sun behind the dead soldier.
Motherland is calling! - 1941 With the launch of Operation Barbarossa by the Germans in June 1941, the Soviet Union entered World War II.
People and army are one! - Unknown year -Peasant, worker, soldier
Lenin - 1970 With its stark simplicity and highly restrained use of colors, this makes you think of modern day street artists such as the (in)famous Banksy. In form with all Soviet Propaganda, the "hero" of this poster is big, strong and focused on the importance of his task, even as menial as this might seem.
The People’s Army Fights The Running Dogs… Korean War era poster showing the brave Chinese People’s Army vanquishing the American running dogs of Capitalism.