Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 179

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600


Make America the Arsenal of Democracy.
Color silkscreen poster printed on card. 356x559mm, 14x22 inches. Pennsylvania Art Program [WPA], Circa 1941.

Using a quotation from President Franklin Roosevelt's radio fireside chat from December 29th, 1940, Governor of Pennsylvania Arthur Horace James (1939-1943) repurposed the phrase to call for donations to increase his state's prominence in the arms and munitions manufacturing and the national war effort as a whole. Overall, Pennsylvania played an unparalleled role in war production, putting out enormous amounts of steel, concrete, weapons, aircraft, ships, vehicles and more.