The Red Cross had been very important during WWI as well as during WWII. During the war years, the Red Cross tried to encourage people to donate to their War Fund and used posters like this one to promote their cause. In 1945 they had a massive fundraising; even President Roosevelt said during a speech at the end of March that it was Red Cross month. In 1945, March 15th to March 21st, was the Red Cross War Fund Week. In this poster we see a mention to the Motion Picture Industry, and it is because the group cooperated with the Red Cross War Fund that week.
Mayer, deputy commissioner of the Red Cross activities in the Pacific, discussed the Fund with the Motion Picture Industry representatives in Chicago and told them that food and films were among the greatest morale builders to men on the front and hospitals. The poster shows a nurse from the Red Cross and a soldier, both beneficiaries of the War Fund.This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters. We have been collecting original, vintage posters for 30 years, and have decided to sell some of our inventory at very attractive prices.
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Hood 1945" is in sale since Wednesday, May 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "posterpro" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.