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Title
Marines have landed
Creator
Martin, Ferman (artist)
Date Created and/or Issued
1942-09-11
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Larger than life U.S. Marines chasing childlike Japanese soldiers up palm trees on the Solomon Islands. Other marines are disembarking from their boats with bayonets ready. There is a monkey on one of the palm trees that has the same caricature face as the Japanese soldier. Japanese soldiers were depicted as monkeys, snakes and rats.
On recto: MCPB 105217 9-11-42 9M. Japanese were drawn up as monkeys hanging from trees or lumbering around like big gorillas. The image of a subhuman primate was key to undercutting the humanity of the enemy.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
14 X 11 in.
Extent
14 X 11 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjsubur/id/49
Language
English
Subject
Campaigns & battles
Propaganda
Soldiers
War posters
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
Japanese
World War, 1939-1945
Time Period
World War II
Place
United States
Source
Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection

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