The “Strong in the strength of the Lord” poster was published in the U.S. during World War 2. The poster was published by the war information office in the attempt to foster greater cooperation between a number of different segments of society. In this image we can see the hand of a woman, a factory worker and a soldier, all who played a key part in the U.S. war effort.
The soldiers played a key role on the front line. The woman who prior to the war was primarily at home, was thrust into a more challenging role in the workplace, this is signified by the spanner in her hand, this was the case due to their husband, the soldiers who was now on the frontline. The soldier is signified by the mans hand holding a rifle over his head.
The quote in the poster was taken from a speech made by vice-President Henry Wallace and the full text reads “Strong in the strength of the Lord. We who fight in the people’s cause-we will never stop until that cause is won.”.
The poster was designed by David Stone Martin who was well known for his Jazz album illustrations. As well as producing this great piece of work Martin also produced the famous Dorie Miller “Above and Beyond the call of duty poster“. He lived from 1919 until 1992 in Chicago, Illnois and is the father of well known painter Tony Martin.