Navy Art


Recruiting Posters for Women from World War II -- The WAVES

Two of the most prolific and well-recognized artists to contribute to the Navy's campaign for the recruitment of WAVES were John Philip Falter (1910-1982) and McClelland Barclay (1891-1943). Both men had successful careers in magazine illustration before the Second World War and were well suited for this particular type of persuasive and dramatic illustration, geared largely towards female readers.



Gun Crew and WAVE
U.S.Navy WAVES, from Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserves known as SPARS, from the Coast Guard Motto: "Semper Paratus; Always Ready!"


WAVE and SPAR

WAVE and Telegram

Poster

WAVE Control Tower Operator

Poster

Father of WAVE

Poster

Little Sister

Poster

WAVE Parachute Rigger

Poster

WAVE Radio Operator

Poster

Wave with Mother

Poster

Waves walking in New York City

Poster

Navy Pay Scale

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