"SHE'S READY, TOO. BUY WAR BONDS": POWERFUL AMERICAN WORLD WAR II POSTER
(WORLD WAR II). Poster: She's Ready, Too. Buy War Bonds. [Washington]: Government Printing Office, 1942. Chromolithographic poster printed on cardboard measuring 11 by 14 inches, matted and framed, entire piece measures 16-1/2 by 20-1/2 inches. $2000.
Lovely original World War II cardboard-backed poster depicting a blonde woman in a yellow suit striding down the stairs with the shadow of a Concord minuteman statue behind her, encouraging the viewer to buy war bonds.
This original 1942 poster emphasizes the importance of women to the war effort by shadowing the main figure with a Concord minuteman statue. The core message—buy war bonds—was among the most popular solicitations on posters during the war. The campaign was hugely successful and over 84 million Americans eventually bought war bonds.