Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms series was first published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1943. The Post published the paintings as a series after the United States government declined it. The posters were such a huge success that the United States government changed its mind and the Office of War Information later issued the series as posters as an incentive for War bond purchasers.The original “Four Freedoms” paintings were taken on a Bond raising tour covering sixteen American cities, allowing almost a million and a quarter people were able to see the paintings in person. The more than $130 million dollars worth of bonds sold by the Four Freedoms Tour helped shorten World War II.
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