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Produce for Victory

Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941-1945 was a Smithsonian exhibition that toured Kansas in 2003 and 2004.

Colorful posters — a visual call-to-arms — helped to mobilize Americans to “Produce for Victory” during World War II. The exhibition examined how posters circulated by the government and private organizations used patriotism to urge factory workers to increase industrial production. Addressing every citizen as a combatant in a war of production, wartime posters united the power of art with the power of advertising to sell the idea that the factory and the home were also arenas for war.

Six communities hosted Produce for Victory: Emporia, Elkhart, Lincoln, Goodland, El Dorado, and Paola. 



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