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President Franklin D. Roosevelt & Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill
The Atlantic Charter
Washington, DC: Office of War Information, 1943. This 1943 wartime broadside features the text of the Atlantic Charter, designed by W. A. Dwiggins, printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, and issued by the U.S. Office of War Information. The 28 x 20 inches (71.1 x 50.8 cm) broadside is creased once vertically and thrice horizontally to produce eight panels, presumably for original distribution. The broadside is clean and complete, never framed or hung judging from the folds and absence of any tack holes or evidence of mounting. Negligible wear appears confined to extremities and a tiny hole at the intersection of the vertical and first horizontal fold (conveniently hidden in the "r" of "their" in the fifth line). Condition is very good, certainly framable. America's wartime propaganda agency, the Office of War Information (OWI), was founded by President Roosevelt's Executive Order on 13 June 1942 and dissolved in August 1945. OWI's mandate to sustain patriotic fervor exemplified the uneasy relationship between democratic ideals and wartime necessity. In the words of an OWI spokesman, OWI posters helped ensure that “…every man, woman and child should be reached and moved by the message.” In designing this OWI broadside, American typographer, book designer, and illustrator William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956) joined a cadre of prominent artists, including Norman Rockwell, Ben Shahn, and James Montgomery Flagg, who contributed to OWI efforts. Dwiggins used a style that echoes historic proclamations, fitting for a document containing some of the most aspirational wor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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