Royal Canadian Navy Recruiting Poster
This recruiting poster uses images of naval power and tropical climates to entice Canadians to join the navy.
A lieutenant (left) examines a tropical town (right) with binoculars while sailors (bottom) line the side of the ship. The turret (lower right) has three guns, projecting an impression of naval power. Artist Irwin Crosthwait, who designed this poster, spent time in the cruiser HMCS Ontario in 1945, and the ship's triple gun turrets may have inspired his illustration.
Peacetime Recruiting Poster