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This poster of a machine gunner in a bomber cockpit with the slogan “Don’t let him down” is the fourth in a series being sent to defense plants by the OEM, September 1941
Vintage gelatin silver print with applied pigment and airbrushing on paper
8 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (21.43 x 16.51 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.310

This poster shows a machine gunner sitting in the cockpit of a bomber and carries the slogan “Don’t let him down”. It is the fourth in a series of posters being sent to defense plants by the Office for Emergency Management. It was drawn by Lester Beall, nationally-known commercial designer, who has done work for the other government agencies, Washington D.C., September 1941.

Sheet: 9 1/16 x 6 7/8

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (21.43 x 16.51 cm)

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