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Offered is a rare 1944 World War II original recruiting poster depicting four women soldiers in their army uniformsslogan "For your own country's sake today" on the top.
This recruiting poster was designed by Harry Steele Savage, the American illustrator of books for children and young adults and World War II era posters.
The scale of World War II led to a change in US women’s roles very quickly.Almost 16 million soldiers left civilian jobs to join the military, leaving behind jobs unfilled, and creating new jobs in transport and maintenance of the vast armed force.
In 1941, Congress created the Women’s Army Auxillary Corps to augment the armed forces. The theory was that every woman who served would ‘free a man for combat’.WAACS trained as radio and telephone operators, operated the army postal services, did clerical work and taught.
The slogans "For your own country's sake today" and "For your own sake tomorrow" are vividly bold on the poster followed to a fine print writing of "P-75-RPB-4-20-44 504 M, RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU, UNITED STATES ARMY" on the bottom right.
This original World War II poster is in pristine shape and condition considering its age with the exception of showing slightly the center fold. It sits carefully on a thick white cardboard with a plastic protector, measuring 25" (63.5 cm) x 17" (43 cm).