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WAVE Between Sailors

WAVE between Sailors
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by John Falter; C. 1943; Unframed Dimensions 17H X 21W
Accession #: 45-127-X
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John Falter created over 300 designs for Navy recruitment posters during WWII. The Navy was looking for educated, capable, virtuous, and feminine women. Accordingly, Falter's WAVES are simultaneously glamorous and serious. Obviously, many WAVES did not resemble the beautiful, perfectly-proportioned poster gals. The tactics employed by the Navy’s recruiting bureau in the posters mirrored those of national advertisements and mass media at the time.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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