America's answer! : production.


Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.

Creation Date: 1942
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World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
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Creator (Artist):
Carlu, Jean.

Jean Carlu (May 3 1900, Bonnières-sur-Seine, France - Apr 22 1997, Nogent-sur-Marne, France). Carlu was born into a family of architects. Although planning to become an architect, at 18 Carlu had an accident that cost him his right arm. He went into graphic design and became known for his posters. He was heavily influenced by cubism, with its angular forms and spatial nuances. He worked for an advertising firm, and created posters and images that would become the fore-runners of today's trademarks and logos. Carlu spent World War II in the United States, and created a number of major poster designs aiding the war effort.

Creator (Author):
Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
  • Creation: 1942
From 1939 to 1945

Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.


"U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-454042"

"Division of Information, Office for Emergency Management, Washington, D.C."--Printed at lower right corner of picture with U.S. Seal.

Poster was issued prior to the transfer of the Information Division, OEM to the OWI (Exec. Order 9182, June 13, 1942. See note on p. 961 of 1942 Mocat.)

Most sources attribute poster to Jean Carlu. Signature on poster appears to be Jean Carlu. However, the GPO Monthly Catalog attributes to Jean Carll.

Listed in Library of Congress Prints and Photographs catalog.

Another copy in UNT Libraries collection (previously classed 940.54 no.21--see DB #60).

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 76 x 102 cm.

Keyword(s): war production | gloved hand | wrench | civilian responsibility | appeal to workers
Alternate Title: Production, America's answer
Series Title: American War Posters
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 61
  • GOVNO: PR 32.409:AM 3/2
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 Carlu 1
  • UNTCAT: b2844541 |
  • OCLC: 45288766 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc575
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Access: Public