Pearl Harbor Propaganda Posters


By: J. Owen

It is important to avoid presentism when looking at these Pearl Harbor Propaganda Posters. Presentism is defined as

uncritical adherence to present-day attitudes, especially the tendency to interpret past events in terms of modern values and concepts.

That in no way means that we are condoning the racism of these posters. Quite the contrary. We hope that you recognize how racism is used to incite anger and motivate Americans to fight and sacrifice.

Instead of being motivated by feelings of racism or by feelings of disgust with the racism, we encourage you to look at the Pearl Harbor Propaganda Posters and consider the historical attitudes and values of the people for whom they were intended.

These posters were propaganda. The purpose of propaganda, after all, is to manipulate, to shape perceptions and further a cause. These posters were effective at that. All of the Pearl Harbor propaganda posters are meant to further U.S. patriotism. Most were positive, but some are specifically anger inducing.

Pearl Harbor Propaganda Posters for War Bonds

REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR. BUY WAR BONDS - NARA - 515293

Steel Answers Pearl Harbor - NARA - 534108

"I Want my Daddy Back." Buy Bonds "Remember Pearl Harbor" - NARA - 514566

 

Posters for Recruitment

REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR. TIME FOR ACTION - NARA - 515297

REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR. ENLIST NOW. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. - NARA - 515294

Remember Pearl Harbor

They Shall Not Have Died in Vain. Remember Pearl Harbor. Work, Fight, Sacrifice. Let's get it over with^ - NARA - 534894

These Colors Won't Run. Remember Pearl Harbor - NARA - 534303

Remember december 7th

Avenge Pearl Harbor

Avenge Pearl Harbor Propaganda Poster Our Bullets will do it
Make Him Pay For That Day^ - NARA - 534311

REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR - NARA - 515295

Avenge december 7

 

Doris Miller Pearl Harbor Posters
Above and beyond poster

"DECEMBER 7th - REMEMBER^" - NARA - 535613

Miscellaneous Pearl Harbor Propaganda Posters

They cost us since Pearl Harbor - NARA - 535294

THE NAVY NEEDS SHIPS TO AVENGE PEARL HARBOR - NARA - 515627

"REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR - WORK - FIGHT- SACRIFICE^" - "WE'LL REMEMBER - AND BY GOD, YOU WONT FORGET^" - NARA - 535645

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