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World War II Inspiring The Homefront. December 7, 1941 America Went to War To support the War effort the Homefront had to make sacrifices Society Changed.

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1 World War II Inspiring The Homefront

2 December 7, 1941 America Went to War To support the War effort the Homefront had to make sacrifices Society Changed Rationing Victory Gardens Women in the Workforce

3 Why Posters ? Posters helped to mobilize the nation Posters expressed the needs and goals of a country Posters could be placed in areas other media couldnt reach Posters of World War II conveyed imagery that celebrated the middle class, free enterprise, and patriotism

4 Farming Increased "Grow it Yourself" (Artist: Herbert Bayer, Rural Electrification Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Poster, , 31" x 21 1/8", Gift of New York City WPA War Service.)

5 Rationing inspired creative solutions Canning [artist unknown]. Office of War Information poster, no x 16. Goods to consumers reached major levels of rationing as goods became scarce.

6 Some Items that were rationed Gas Rubber ButterSugar Meat Shoes

7 WOMEN MARCHED INTO FACTORIES, OFFICES, & MILITARY BASES Over 400,00 women served in the Armed Services during World War II

8 Womens numbers in the work force increased Married women out numbered single women in the work force for the first time in history The poster is in the public domain and is part of the vast collection of photographs, maps, documents, and other historical materials held by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC

9 Shortages Everywhere Women rolled bandages and knit socks for the soldiers overseas. "Remember Pearl Harbor / Purl Harder (New York City WPA War Service, 1942 Poster, , 14" x 22 1/4", Gift of New York City WPA War Service.)

10 Industries switched to war production quickly "You're Darn Tootin' We'll Keep 'em Shootin' (Ordnance Department, U.S. Army, 1942 Gift of War Department, Services of Supply, Poster, cat , 28 1/2" x 40" )

11 After the War Although many women returned to the kitchen following the war womens presence increased in the work force The U.S. had economically recovered from the Depression Posters continued to be used to convey social, economic and political ideas after the war

12 CREDITS National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute Poster New Hampshire State Library Posters Frontier Posters The National Archives Power of Persuasion persuasion_intro.html Poster Teacheroz Posters and Information on Women and the War

13 Polytechnic Statistics East Devon Landscapes/sun_rise.jpg Picture Oneonta 16/sld026.htm Information Tripod Information Music Credit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Music

14 Created by: Germaine Stroud Instructional Assistant Challenger Middle School June 17, 2003


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