Ours -- to fight for : freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear.

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

Description

A large color poster of four Norman Rockwell paintings that depict four American freedoms. In clockwise order, top to bottom, the images are: a man standing up to speak at a town meeting; people of different faiths praying together; a large Thanksgiving feast; and a couple tucking two small children into bed.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 102 x 73 cm.

Creation Information

Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978. 1943.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 6231 times , with 103 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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A large color poster of four Norman Rockwell paintings that depict four American freedoms. In clockwise order, top to bottom, the images are: a man standing up to speak at a town meeting; people of different faiths praying together; a large Thanksgiving feast; and a couple tucking two small children into bed.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 102 x 73 cm.

Notes

""Painted by Norman Rockwell for the Saturday Evening Post"--At lower right corner of each image.

Centered at lower margin of poster:
"Paintings from the Saturday Evening Post"
"OWI Poster No. 47. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1943-O-511888"

Cataloged in UNT Libraries' shelflist card file.

"104" written in blue ink in the bottom center of the poster.

Listed in GPO Monthly Catalog, 1943-1944 Supplement, entry no. 2331. According to Monthly Catalog, this image was "also issued as 4 separate posters."

UNT Libraries' collection has related posters. (DB nos. 84-87, 336-339, & 484-486.)

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 483
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.5015:47
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Rockwell 13
  • OCLC: 12543982 | External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2894084 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc265

Collections

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World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on the World War II era from 1939 to 1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1943

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 12:04 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 6:53 p.m.

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Yesterday: 1
Past 30 days: 103
Total Uses: 6,231

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978. Ours -- to fight for : freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear., poster, 1943; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc265/: accessed February 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.