"Keep It Up Brother" World WarII Military Poster, Circa 1943

This is an original 1943 World War II American propaganda poster by the artist V. Clayton Kenney.

The artwork was published by the US Government Printing Office in 1943, commissioned by the War Production Drive Committee. The image depicts a U.S. soldier in the heat of battle urging on the viewer back at the home front with the words "Keep It Up Brother, This War's Not Won By A Damn Sight".

The production force at home- comprised of factories, shipyards, and farms- was seen as the second front in the war against the Axis. Many posters were aimed at keeping both the morale and overall production output high during the war. This message is reinforced with the solider calling out to the viewer as "brother," identifying the factory worker as a "brother in arms" in the fight against the Axis.

V. Clayton Keeney was an American artist and designer. Kenney worked as a poster designer during WWII, as well as served as member of Civilian Air Patrol, Squadron 511-3, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

CONDITION:

In good condition. Original color lithograph. Poster is signed by artist in stone at bottom right. Poster #1943-O-513767.

Framed and presented using the finest archival materials and procedures.

Framed dimensions: 44" H x 32" W x 2 1/4" D.




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