World War II: Ben Shahn
World War II: Ben Shahn 'We French Workers' propaganda poster (1942)

World War II: Ben Shahn "We French Workers" propaganda poster (1942)

Price: $250.00
Poster promoting the American and Allied war effort to defeat Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, 1942.
Catalog No: 20473
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 28.5 x 40 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF

Poster promoting the American and Allied war effort to defeat Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, 1942. U.S. Government Printing Office. Machine folds, as issued. Artwork by Ben Shahn. Depicts French workers, arms raised as they are detained under a decree by the Nazi-controlled Vichy government. Warns that defeat in the war means "slavery, starvation, death." Light age toning. Small tears and fold separations repaired with archival tape.

Bold and provocative poster, one of only two by Shahn published while he was employed by the Office of War Information during the conflict.

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