"DELIVER MORE NOW": HANDSOME AMERICAN WORLD WAR II POSTER ENCOURAGING THE COLLECTION OF SCRAP WASTE TO HELP DEFENSE PRODUCTION
(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Deliver More Now. No place: National Association of Waste Material Dealers, circa 1942. Chromolithographic poster, measuring 15 by 21 inches, matted and framed, entire piece measures 21-1/2 by 28 inches. $2200.
Original World War II poster published by the National Association of Waste Material Dealers, depicting a factory with planes flying overhead and a tank and an M3 scout car driving down a road in front, urging people to deliver more scrap and waste materials, because "defense production depends on you."
This original circa 1942 poster deals with the issue of scrap collection including scrap metal, scrap iron, scrap rubber, woolen rags, cotton rags, and waste paper. Published by the National Association of Waste Material Dealers, the poster asserts that "defense production depends on you." Indeed, it very much did. Scrap metal drives were hugely popular and members of organizations like the Boy Scouts frequently made door-to-door collecting a regular part of their civic work. It was estimated, for example, that the amount of unused scrap metal on farms could stretch to build as many as 159 battleships. Smaller contributions were welcome, too, and worn-out everyday tools were used to make items such as hand grenades.
A few faint creases. A handsome poster in near-fine condition.