“Knock Off A Japanazi”–World War II Propaganda Poster

This World War II propaganda poster encouraged Americans to buy war savings stamps. These were issued in small denominations that could be collected and exchanged for war bonds. War savings stamps were issued during World War I and World War II. According to Wikipedia,

The war savings stamps introduced during World War II were released in five different denominations – 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, one dollar, and five dollars, all featuring a Minuteman statue. These stamps were purchased at face value and earned no interest. Individuals accumulated their war savings stamps in various collection booklets provided with the purchase of a stamp. Filled collection booklets could later be used to purchase Series E war bonds. For example, a full 25-cent booklet contained 75 stamps and was worth $18.75, which was the initial price of a $25 war bond. Thus, a full 25-cent booklet would be exchanged for a $25 war bond with a time to maturity of ten years.

World War II Propaganda Poster: Avenge December 7

According to its Library of Congress entry, this Avenge December 7 poster was painted by Bernard Perlin and issued by the Office of War Information in 1942. Hard to imagine an image like this ever being used officially as war propaganda today.



US Navy Propaganda Poster: An Aid In Use Is Worth A Dozen of Storage

I would love to know more about the background of this US Navy propaganda poster. Was this a real problem? Did the Navy produce visual aids that sat in storerooms unused? If so, was there some legitimate reason that trainers did not want to use visual aids?


An Aid In Use Is Worth A Dozen In Storage