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WWII Propaganda Poster: Maintain Philco Quality, 1942 - 1945

1942 - 1945 MAINTAIN PHILCO Quality

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By: Anonymous

Date: 1942 - 1945 (circa) Philadelphia

Dimensions: 22 x 17 inches (56 x 43 cm)


This is a WWII era screen-print poster for Philco, also known as the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company. Established in 1906, Philco spearheaded early battery, radio, and eventually, television innovation and production.

Shortly after the attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 Philco garnered military contracts and quickly converted their manufacturing facilities to support the war effort. The company helped research and produce radar, radios, batteries, and other electronic equipment, as well as proximity fuses for artillery shells. 

The posters produced for Philco were not made for public consumption, but rather likely hung in and around their manufacturing facilities, engineering labs, and offices to boost morale and encourage their employees to maintain the highest standards of "Philco quality." 

This present example features the gun turret of a battleship pointed forward with the shop tower in the background. A multi-colored sky heightens the visual eye-appeal of the overall work. An example of a U.S. Army signal corps radio transmitter appears in the lower left corner, but is not part of the screen print. It is a separate cutout that has been adhered to the work. 

Condition: Poster is in B+ condition, offering bright colors on mostly clean paper. There is some discoloration near some corners and outer margins. The screen print poster is backed to a sturdy card stock, likely as issued. 

Ref: https://philcoradio.com/library

Inventory #92083

1200 W. 35th Street #425 Chicago, IL 60609 | P: (312) 496 - 3622

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