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    World War II Propaganda (Seagram-Distillers Corp, c. 1943). Poster (20.25" X 28.25") "When In Doubt - Lights Out."
    This poster was published by the House of Seagram as part of its "contribution to the national victory effort" during World War II. The Atlantic Ocean was full of German U-Boats able to torpedo and sink ships off of the East Coast of the United States by targeting their silhouettes. The bright light emitted by large coastal cities was what enabled the submarines to see the allied ships. This poster advocated the concept of the "blackout," meaning that if entire cities turned their lights off, then the submarines would be unable to target American vessels. Only a small nick in the left border is perceptible. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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