National Defense: Posters for Factories

Few months ago the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's veteran cartoonist Cy Hungerford sat chatting with an old friend, George Shaffer Sherman, advertising manager of Pittsburgh's Rosenbaum department store. Somehow the conversation got around to a subject in which neither was more than academically interested: FBI's investigation of sabotage in defense plants. But before they had parted they had thought of an idea that excited them both: a series of posters to encourage factory workers to obey regulations and keep their mouths shut. Hungerford and Sherman took their idea to FBI's J. Edgar Hoover. G-Man Hoover...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!