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    National Industrial Conservation Movement Lot # 3 (Lot of 18) This lot features 18 posters which were printed for the National Industrial Conservation Movement, which was affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers. This group set out to motivate and spur workers on during wartime. The work-force was highly depleted and often faced huge quotas and workloads due to the needs of the armies overseas. These posters served as workplace motivators and pick-me-ups. They also helped to alleviate worker frustrations with payrolls and the government, as many of them explained discrepancies and promised compensation for their hardwork. These posters are a great collection of propaganda, which show how the government worked to quell working stress and disillusionment in a time where it was very hard for them to do so. This lot includes, "Every Business Has Three Partners" 25" x 19" x2; "Criticism is Often Due to Misunderstanding" 25" x 19" x2; "Boost Your Job" 25" x 19" x2; The Man at the Bench" 25" x 19" x2; "This Town is Your Home" 25" x 19" x2;"We Are Human Round Here" 25" x 19" x2; "Stick To Your Job" 25" x 19" x2; "National Security and Prosperity" 25" x 19" x2; "Good Business Law Teaches" 25" x 19" x2.

    A perfect example of how the government used these posters to motivate workers and ease their stress is the "Every Business has Three Partners" poster. The poster reads, "Every Business has three partners. Capital- The Employer; Labor- The Employee; The Public- The Consumer. No industry can thrive if Cooperation among the three is lacking. No business can succeed that has a dishonest or indifferent partner. Each partner owes a duty to the others. You are one of the partners." This poster includes each aspect of the workforce and makes them feel important. It also dissuades arguing and lack of cooperation. A masterful example of propaganda art. This lot is full of such examples!

    Condition-

    Every Business Has Three Partners-Poster #1-Fine; normal wear on edges, dirt stains and residue on lower edge.

    Poster #2-Superior; dirt stains and residue on upper edge.

    National Security and Prosperity-Poster #1-Superior; dirt stains and residue on lower edge.

    Poster #2-Fine; normal wear on edges from rolling/storage, water damage stain on upper left corner.

    Criticism is Often Due to Misunderstanding- Poster #1-Fine; normal wear on edges from rolling/storage, dirt stains and residue on lower edge.

    Poster #2-Superior; dirt stains and residue on upper edge.

    Good Business Law Teaches That- Poster #1-Fine; dirt stains and residue on upper edge, water damage on lower right corner.

    Poster #2- Fine; normal wear on edges from rolling/storage, bottom edge has dirt stains and residue.

    Boost Your Job-Poster #1-Good; one major tear on upper edge, dirt stains and residue on bottom edge, water damage stains on left edge.

    Poster #2-Superior; dirt stains and residue on lower edge.

    This Town Is Your Home- Poster #1-Fine; dirt residue on lower edge, water damage stains on lower half.

    Poster #2-Fine; normal wear on edges from rolling/storage, dirt stains and residue on lower edge.

    Stick To Your Job-Poster #1-Good; several major tears, water damage down the vertical axis, dirt residue on upper edge.

    Poster #2-Fine; small tear on top edge, bottom edge has dirt stains and residue.

    The Man At The Bench-Poster #1-Superior; dirt stains and residue on upper edge.

    Poster #2-Fine; dirt stains and residue on lower edge, some odd creasing on upper half.

    We Are Human 'Round Here-Poster #1-Good; major tear on top edge, right edge is badly worn from uneven rolling, water damage stains on upper right.

    Poster #2-Fine; one major tear on upper edge, upper right corner is worn and torn, dirt stains and residue present in corners.


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    December, 2005
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