America Calling – Art by Herbert (1932) 30″ x 40″ US Civilian Defense Poster LB
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Herbert Matter, artist. Office of Emergency Management. 1941. 29″ x 40″
Rare among posters, this one is dramatically laid out higher than its message. At first glance it is a superb aviation poster or a poster more patriotic than its text. The angry sweeping bird was posed by a great American eagle in the National Zoological Park, Washington, DC and photographed by Arthur H. Fisher.
At the time of Pearl Harbor, the state of the nation’s civilian defense was barely adequate. The national chairman of the Office of Civilian Defense was New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. By the end of January 1942, there were 5,601,892 Americans enrolled in civil defense programs including 334,666 auxiliary police, 670,673 air raid wardens and 265,580 medical personnel. 8,478 defense councils had been organized.
Condition: Overall displays in Excellent condition – Linen Backed.
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