As many of you know, I work on Holocaust history. Today I happened on a World War II propaganda poster in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum collection that I found quite interesting. I’ve read it was one of the most popular posters of the era and became quite ubiquitous during the war. It emphasized the importance of being careful about the kinds of information one might give out, that any leak of information could lead to the loss of life. In the poster, a gold star Navy family is recognized for their loss, beautifully conveyed by the loyal cocker spaniel resting on his master’s naval uniform. It’s really quite touching. The link takes you to the collection at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1988.42.9.
Thanks, Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D.