United We Will Win
- This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
- Online exhibit
World War II posters helped mobilize a nation. Inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present, the poster was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen, calling upon every American to boost production at work and at home. With growing concerns from the American public about the use of propaganda on the home front, the Office of War Information (OWI) helped control the content and imagery of war messages by using more positive imagery that involved citizens and personalized the war effort. United We Will Win: WWII Posters that Mobilized a Nation showcases the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s collection of over 650 original WWII posters.
Over 40 posters are on exhibit as a traveling gallery. The remaining posters in the collection are available for online viewing. Seven themes developed by the Office of War Information provide a framework for viewing the posters.