Does this 1942 U.S. propaganda poster look familiar? Seen something like this woman and child, in this pose, before?
To me it looks suspiciously similar to Dorothea Lange’s 1936 photograph, “Migrant Mother,” which depicted Florence Owens Thompson and her children.
Why might the poster artist, Xavier Gonzalez, &/or the US Government Printing Office have decided to play off this image? What connotations did it already have among the American public? What sympathies or ideas did it invoke?