Historical Propaganda

Images and Identification by Grace Steck

Propaganda has been used by all over the world throughout the 20th century. These propaganda posters were used in America during the first world war.

The first uses guilt to convince young men to join the army, by making it appear shameful if they do not (1).

The second uses glittering generalities by putting positively connotated words -- "appetizing, nourishing, economical" -- to convince families to use more corn products during the war (2).

Another food propaganda image uses transfer to make depict eating certain foods as being patriotic and helpful towards the war effort (3).

The fear tactic was used in this image, comparing the enemy to the Huns, and making sure that Americans by war bonds in order to stop them (4).

Another fear poster, the fifth shows that if the common people do not help at home, the troops fighting will be "helpless" (5).

Finally, the plain folks tactic was used in order to make the army seem like something any common person who was enough of a man could join (6).

World War II made people all over the country change their lifestyle radically. These propaganda images from the USA during that time period demonstrate that.

The first suggests that talking too much could help our enemies, employing fear as a motivator (7).

The plain folks method was common and, like the second image, told Americans that their individual efforts made a difference (8).

This is another plain folks suggesting that women assist as well (9).

The bandwagon propaganda said that everyone was getting a job to help out on the home front (10).

"Soldiers without guns" transfers the glory and honor associated with battle onto the working women at home (11).

The pearl harbor poster uses righteous anger to encourage the fight to avenge the deaths in Hawaii (12).

The fear method was used to suggest that if people didn't buy war bonds, their children would not be protected from the Nazis (13).

Showing a happy couple looking at homes transfers those positive feelings onto the thought of war bonds for success (14).

Aimed towards farmers, this plain folks propaganda states that the farmers are the most important people and must continue growing (15).

Using transfer, this poster says that women are attracted to a man who volunteered for the submarine service (16).

This is another fear poster that shows that spilling secrets causes American lives to be lost (17).

The next two posters are aimed at men and women, respectively, and use patriotism to get people to join the armed forces (18).

The Vietnam War was another major conflict that America was involved in, in the late 1900s.

The first uses plain folks method to suggest that everyone's vote will count towards bringing peace in Vietnam (19).

The second uses the symbol of holding hands to transfer that peaceful message to the American people (20).

Works Cited

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