The “Come on gang! We’re building arms for victory!” propaganda poster was designed to encourage increased productivity in U.S. factories during World War 2. It was designed and released in 1942 by the Office for Emergency Management – War Production Board, the artist is unknown.
During World War 2 the morale and productivity of the people in the factory was as important as the soldier in the field. Fresh supplies of machinery were vital to the allies winning the war. Therefore, the U.S government put great effort into encouraging factory workers to continue to work hard under difficult conditions. They wanted to show a unity of purpose in the U.S.A.
The “Come on gang! We’re building arms for victory!” portrays a factory worker calling to his colleagues to continue to build towards victory. His face is animated and impassioned as he encourages those around them to work harder and longer for a united victory. The poster makes those at home in the factories feel just as much part of the war as those on the frontline.
This is part of a series of home front posters, another similar poster which encourages increased productivity is the ‘Get hot – keep moving – Don’t waste a precious minute‘ poster.