TYPE: Poster
DIMENSIONS: 26 1/3 X 38 1/2 inches.
NOTES: Previously unseen and very rare original.
ITEM ID: 1712
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WWII Poster with Image of Tank

DATE
Decade: 1940s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

WWII Japanese poster with an image of a tank.

According to scholar Ryan Cook, the poster says, “Promoting youth ‘scientific knowledge’ in the form of military technology: Illustrations to promote scientific common knowledge among youth – Protecting against disaster, weathering situations – A citizen’s reader for a scientific Japan.”

According to scholar Sugihiko Uchida, “時局(Jikyoku)means the current war situation. 災害(Saigai)is a disaster. So, this poster is apparently intended to be the warning against the hostile forces as well as the natural disaster. 科学朝日(Kagakuasahi is a science journal published by ASAHI newspaper company.”

According to scholar R Shaldjian Morrison, “科学日本の国民読本=A kokumin yomihon [reading book for the national citizens] of Scientific Japan [kagaku Nippon]. Kagaku Asahi.”