In the early 1940s, the United States faced its greatest challenge. Citizens from across the nation banded together to help the country’s armed forces achieve victory. Posters were used to encourage Americans to volunteer, to enlist, to purchase bonds, or to prepare for attack. Look back to the years that introduced America's greatest generation and see what everyday citizens saw posted on street corners, on buildings, and sometimes, in their homes. These classic prints are timeless pieces of history. Their bold colors and strong imagery reveal life in a time long past, but the ideals of these posters remain a part of the nation's common history.

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