Poster, You Knock 'Em Out..., 1942
This is a Poster. It was graphic design by John Falter and published by U.S. Government Printing Office and made for (as the client) War Production Board. It is dated 1942 and we acquired it in 1949. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
The War Production Board, who distributed this poster, aimed to increase the production of goods used during WWII. This poster emphasized the sentiment that they felt promoted comradery between home and forces abroad. The text "you knock 'em out" refers to the production of tanks, planes, and other military equipment back home. While, "We'll knock 'em down" illustrates the part the pilot played in the war. The dynamic of the poster highlights the joint effort necessary in eliminating the enemy and winning the war.
This object was
Miss Louise Clémencon.
It is credited
Gift of Louise Clémencon.
Its dimensions are
102 × 72.4 cm (40 3/16 × 28 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
War Production Board -A7
Cite this object as
Poster, You Knock 'Em Out..., 1942; Graphic design by John Falter (American, 1910 - 1982); USA; lithograph; 102 × 72.4 cm (40 3/16 × 28 1/2 in.); Gift of Louise Clémencon; 1949-108-12