War Bond poster. "Keep These Hands Off!" Poster features a large
photographic image of mother and baby in shade of pink and cream on light
blue background. Upper right corner shows a sinister-looking hand with rising
sun emblem. Both hands are reaching toward mother and baby. Navy blue lettering
at upper left reads: "Keep These Hands Off!" Large white lettering
on blue strip at bottom of poster reads: "Buy the new Victory Bonds."
[Victory Bond Drive: 10/25/45/-12/8/45.]
Dimensions: H36" x W24"
Artist: G. K. Odell
History: This poster was part of a large collection assembled during World War II by Doris Garrett Shanklin of Winchester, Massachusetts. The Shanklin home was used as a Red Cross bandage-wrapping station and many of the posters were displayed in the home for the enjoyment of the volunteers.
Poster image courtesy of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.
Link to the Truman Presidential Museum and Library's "World War II in Posters" exhibit.
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