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"OURS...To Fight For" WWII OWI #47 Home Front Poster by Norman Rockwell (1943)

"OURS...To Fight For" WWII OWI #47 Home Front Poster by Norman Rockwell (1943)

A compilation of Rockwell's famous Saturday Evening Post Covers, Which together are called "The Four Freedoms". These were produced as individual posters in both a large and small format.

Note that this series of posters, commonly referred to as "The Four Freedoms", were printed in three sizes: 20" x 28", 28" x 40", and 40" x 56", and each was printed and distributed by the Office of War Information in 1943.

In 1941, FDR declared four freedoms for all humans: Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom from Want. Inspired by this speech, Norman Rockwell struggled to illustrate these concepts until he attended a town hall meeting and realized that everyday middle American life would make it relatable. His paintings of the four freedoms were published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1943, and were a huge success. A national tour of the paintings, sponsored by the Post and U.S. Treasury, helped sell 133 million dollars in war bonds (every purchase received a set of posters), making the posters a part of American iconography.

Size*: 28.5" x 40"
Condition: Good to Very Good

Folded. Stored flat. Small tears at the edges and folds, corner needle holes, minimal staining.

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Poster Text: fight for. Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Worship. Freedom from Want. Freedom from Fear. Paintings from the Saturday Evening Post. OWl Poster No. 47: Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D. C. * U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943-0-511888
Tags: WWII   Home Front  
Produced by:  OWI  
Artist/Designer(s): Norman Rockwell  
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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