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World War II era Louis Samish poster promoting salvaging material for the war effort.


[Propaganda / WWII]. Samish, Louis R. (Artist). SALVAGE for VICTORY. Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co. and Everett Pulp & Paper Co. Producers, (n. d.). Circa 1942-45. “10-3/4” x 15-1/2”. White poster printed in red and black, illustrated with a cartoon depicting Uncle Sam cranking scraps through a “War Factory” and turning out airplanes, much to the displeasure of Japan’s “Rising Sun”; signed in the plate by the artist. Toned and edge worn; center fold line; closed 2” tear to right edge. Good only.

Presumably issued as part of the federal government’s Salvage for Victory campaign, which was initiated in 1942 to repurpose metal, rags, paper, rubber and other scraps for use in the war effort. Louis R. Samish was a San Francisco-based artist and a popular illustrator of war bond posters.



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