(Anti-Japanese WWII-era poster) The Japs are killing Alaska's fish industry. Anonymous.
(Anti-Japanese WWII-era poster) The Japs are killing Alaska's fish industry
(Anti-Japanese WWII-era poster) The Japs are killing Alaska's fish industry

(Anti-Japanese WWII-era poster) The Japs are killing Alaska's fish industry

Portland, OR: Np, [1942].

Original 10 3/4" x 14" poster printed in orange and black on cardboard with a racist caricature of Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo stabbing a salmon. Text reads in its entirety: "The Japs are killing Alaska's fish industry / vote 311 X no against this infamous proposition / closing Oregon's coastal streams will kill Oregon's salmon industry / our boys in service need every case of salmon Oregon can produce!" Good with five small holes and a creased scrape, crease down middle from being mounted on a stick either for picketing or as a yard sign, verso toned and soiled. Colors still very bright.

A rare political sign opposed to The Oregon Prohibition of Net Fishing on Coastal Waters Bill, also known as Measure 6, with striking graphics, typically anti-Japanese in the wake of Pearl Harbor and America's entry into WWII; although a cursory contemporary glance at the bill makes any connection to Japan highly dubious. "The measure would have prohibited all net fishing in coastal streams and bays, except those exempted," according to Ballotpedia. It was soundly defeated. Item #140941284

Price: $750.00

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