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Dr. Paul Newman
University of Pittsburgh, History Professor
Pennsylvania Humanities Council Speaker


Tuesday, November 6th

The Poster Art of World War II

During WWII, Americans were surrounded by posters encouraging citizens to support military enlistment, civilian defense, bond drives, domestic production, and conservation. Traditional marketing ploys like patriotism, family, puppy dogs, and sex resulted in millions of men and women joining the armed forces, working long hours in defense production, and buying war bonds. In this slide-illustrated presentation, Paul Newman explains how these posters helped the United States secure a victory on the home front as well as abroad.

Dr. Paul Newman teaches history at the Johnstown Campus of the University of Pittsburgh. His e-mail address is pnewman@pitt.edu.