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Lot 241: Rare Original WWII Poster It's My Right to Fight for America by Robert Jones 1944 Japanese Hawaii

Est: $4,000 USD - $6,000 USDPassed
The Ross Art Group, IncOctober 17, 2023Boca Raton, FL, US

Item Overview

Description

This historically important and exceptionally rare poster was created to encourage Japanese Americans to enlist in the 442nd Infantry Regiment, which would become the most highly decorated regiment in US history for its size. This poster was exclusively printed and advertised in Hawaii. One of the darkest parts of American involvement in WWII was the government's treatment of Japanese American civilians at home. During the length of the war, over 127,000 citizens were placed into concentration camps over unfounded fears of spy programs and other conspiracies. Qualification for being placed in a camp rested solely on heritage and deep-seated prejudice, and families were forcibly detained and torn apart. In geographically remote Hawaii, there was an even higher percentage of the population that was of Japanese descent, and Executive Order 9066 was slightly less enforced than on the mainland. While less likely to be imprisoned, Japanese-Americans in Hawaii were forcibly required to speak English and enlist in the fight overseas. This poster was created to pressure as many of these citizens to enlist as possible. The 442nd Infantry Regiment was almost entirely composed of second generation Japanese American soldiers ("Nisei" in Japanese). When it was formed in 1944, about 2,700 soldiers came to the regiment from Hawaii, and 1,500 came from camps. It eventually grew to about 12,000 soldiers and all were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. The Regiment was awarded over 4,000 Purple Hearts and 4,000 Bronze Star Medals for their bravery and service. Robert M. Jones (1913-1994) was an American graphic designer, printmaker, and illustrator. Like many artists, he created posters for the US Government during WWII. Scroll through here to see some photos of him at work on this poster and others in the 1940s. He later worked as the Art Director for Columbia Records from 1945-1953, (Following Alex Steinweiss) then worked for RCA Victor and other labels. He was awarded six Grammy Awards for his record cover designs. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is on paper and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

Dimensions

16 x 20 inches

Artist or Maker

Date

1944

Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

The Ross Art Group offers complete In-House Shipping, which the buyer will be billed directly for. The Ross Art Group, Inc. must be given the correct shipping address to ensure your package is delivered to the right address. Please note that we are not able to ship to a PO Box. The Ross Art Group, Inc. will not be held responsible in the event that damage occurs to merchandise or for any lost deliveries. Shipment information such as a tracking number will be provided once the item is packed and ready to ship. It is up to The Ross Art Group to decide which method of shipment to use. Generally, we ship within the United States and Canada via UPS Ground with a signature required. We use UPS Express, DHL, or Federal Express Int'l Priority to ship to all other points around the globe. If you are unable to sign for the package after several attempts or do not respond to import offices, etc the package may be returned to us. Please note that should this occur, the recipient is responsible to pay the shipping fees to have the package sent out again.

Auction Details

Original Vintage Posters from Around the World

by
The Ross Art Group, Inc
October 17, 2023, 12:30 PM EST

3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd Suite 311, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, US

Terms

Buyer's Premium

5.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$499$25
$500$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$5,999$200
$6,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000+$5,000

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