U.S. Office of Emergency Management Calls for Merchant Marine Recruits During WWII

Created by the Office of Emergency Management, this World War II era poster calls on merchant marines to enlist in the war effort.

Featuring a weathered man, this propaganda poster asks those with the necessary expertise to help “finish the job!” This poster is emblematic of 1940’s government media use of patriotic sentiments to inspire citizens to get involved in the war. World War II was truly framed as a collective effort, one that required all Americans to sacrifice and participate if their skills were needed to clinch victory.   See our whole collection of WWI and WWII propaganda here.
  • Year : 1940s
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