Canadian Wartime Propaganda
Second World War Propaganda Poster
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
Possibly published by The Canadian Red Cross
Commercial colour print, 1940-1945 Canada