Canadian Wartime Propaganda

Second World War Propaganda Poster

Give, The Canadian Red Cross, CWM 19720114-023

Give, The Canadian Red Cross

In response to propaganda such as this, Canadians gave $90 million to the Red Cross during the Second World War. There are references here, in both the praying old woman and the pleading young nurse, to a wide variety of traditionally understood "female" attributes, including wisdom, spirituality, caring, and motherhood. Propaganda in this period would wrestle with balancing public perceptions of women's traditional roles with the growing wartime requirement for non-traditional forms of activity and employment.

Designed by Bruce Stapleton
Printer unknown
Possibly published by The Canadian Red Cross
Commercial colour print, 1940-1945 Canada
CWM 19720114-023

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