Keep It Alive! For National Defense

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Keep It Alive! For National Defense. This WWII-era poster from Consolidated Edison System Companies shows a lineman working on a telephone pole with the message: "Keep it alive! For National Defense." Illustrated by Weimer Pursell. Keep it alive for national defense was one of a large number of patriotic posters created during WWII to motivate workers as the nation mobilized war production.


Paper: Mould-made 100% cotton, acid-free. Archival ink. Learn more
Canvas: Acid-free canvas. Canvas is not mounted. Learn more
Borders and final image size for this print:
All prints have borders. Because paper and image proportions do not always match, the actual printed image size is below. Learn more
• 8.5" x 11" paper has .5" border = 7.5" x 9.8" image
• 11" x 17" paper has .5" border = 10" x 13.06" image
• 13" x 19" paper has .5" border = 12" x 15.67" image
• 17" x 22" paper has 1" border = 15" x 19.59" image
• 24" x 30" paper has 1.5" border = 20.67" x 27" image
• 36" x 50" paper has 2" border = 32" x 41.79" image
• 44" x 61" paper has 2" border = 40" x 52.24" image
Metal Signs: No borders. Size reflects sheet size. Actual final sign size varies depending on image dimensions. Learn more
Frames: Custom made. Acid-free mats, UV-shielding plexiglass, archival back. 3-5 weeks for delivery. Frame sales final. Learn more
T-Shirts: Custom made 100% cotton. Shoulder-to-shoulder taping, double stitched sleeves and hem. T-shirt sales final. Learn more
Size: Inches
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