Original WW II Poster (USA) A Careless Word A Needless Loss (1943) – 22” x 28”

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  • Sold Date: Nov 11, 2012
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Original World War II Poster (USA)

A Careless Word A Needless Loss (1943) –22” x 28”

Imprint: OWI Poster #36 Office of War Information. Washington, DC

USGPO 1943-O-506018.

Artist: Anton Otto Fischer

Description: Full color drawing of drowned sailor on beach.

Measurements: 22" x 28", ( 56 cm x 71 cm)

Condition: Excellent: Minor Wear on Folds, 4 folds, 1/2" tear at center- fold, repaired on reverse with archival tape.

This poster is prominently listed in the following reference books on World War II posters and propaganda:

Crawford, Anthony R., Editor. Posters of World War I and World War II in the George C. Marshall Research Foundation. University of Virginia. (1979)

(page 39)

Nelson, Derek. The Posters That Won the War. Motor Books International. (1991). (page 98)

McCaulay, Philip Martin. World War II Posters. (2010) (page 180)

Bird, William M. Jr. and Rubenstein, Harry R. Design for Victory, World War II Posters on the American Home Front. Princeton Architectural Press. (1998).

(page 45)

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