In his 1941 Inaugural Address, Franklin Roosevelt declared, “We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want…everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear…anywhere in the world.”
Inspired by Roosevelt's speech, Norman Rockwell—one of America's greatest artists—produced four images, one accompanying each "freedom". The paintings were so well regarded, that the Treasury Department toured 16 cities with the paintings, and raised $133 million dollars through War Bonds.
The emotionally and morally charged paintings—in which Rockwell used his Vermont neighbors as models—brought Roosevelt's four "freedoms" to life, and helped Americans realize they were fighting more than a war to avenge the attack at Pearl Harbor; they were committed to "the Good War".
This original, framed, US Office of War Information Poster, was printed in 1943 and feature the work "Ours... to Fight for FREEDOM FROM FEAR" by Norman Rockwell.
Poster measures 20" x 28" and shows signs of folding from the original owners.
Frame measures 28" 39".
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