Produce For Victory: Posters on the American Home Front (1941-45)

Grade Range: 7-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/5/2009

Students will learn how posters connected the home front with the military front through the use of art intended to advertise the nation's war aims and represent the American ideals of the time. This online resource discusses the images created for and the messages conveyed by famous World War II propaganda posters, as well as the debate over their design. World War II posters helped to mobilize a nation. Inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present, the poster was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen.