The 1940s Archive

Here is a collection of ads, illustrations, and photographs published in the 1940s.
We also have a dedicated page about WWII.

Hi-res and high-quality digital files professionally restored. Ready for use up to large-sized print.

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Cadillac’s World War II Iconic Advertisements

Cadillac’s World War II Iconic Advertisements

On January 16, 1942, 39 days after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt, with an executive order, created the War Production Board (WPB) to convert peacetime industrial production to meet the needs of the war.
Only 55 days after automobile production ended, Cadillac delivered the first tank. Just 17 days later, the second was shipped. Production was beginning to roll and soon to become a flood.

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