For Your Country's Sake Today – For Your Own Sake Tomorrow

Title

For Your Country's Sake Today – For Your Own Sake Tomorrow

Description

This poster, created by Steele Savage in 1944, appealed to the patriotism of women aged 20 to 35 to prompt them to enlist in the Women's Army Corps, the Navy WAVES, Marine Corps Women's Reserve, and the Coast Guard SPARs

This Posters during World War II was designed to instill in people a positive outlook, a sense of patriotism, and confidence. They linked the war in trenches with the war at home. From a practical point, they were used to encourage all Americans to help with the war effort. The posters called on every man, woman, and child to endure the personal sacrifice and domestic adjustments to further the national agenda. They encouraged rationing, conservation, and sacrifice. In addition, the posters were used for recruitment, productivity, and motivation as well as for financing the war effort. The stark, colorful graphic designs elicited strong emotions. The posters played to the fears, frustrations, and faith in freedoms that lingered in people's minds during the war.

Creator

National Museum of American History

Date

1944

Source

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Rights

Source: The Price of Freedom. (n.d.). In National Museum of American History. Retrieved October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/SQntRg

Publisher

National Museum of American History.

Contributor

National Museum of American History.

Format

Medium: Poster

Language

English

Type

Poster

Identifier

Posters, War, Women, World War II, Campaign, Patriotism

Coverage

United States

Files

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Reference

National Museum of American History, For Your Country's Sake Today – For Your Own Sake Tomorrow, National Museum of American History., 1944

Cite As

National Museum of American History, “For Your Country's Sake Today – For Your Own Sake Tomorrow,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed September 24, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/549.