Ours... to Fight for: Freedom from Fear
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 56 × 40 in. (142.2 × 101.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Published with an essay by Stephen Vincent Benét as part of the Four Freedoms series.
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1978
About: This is one of Norman Rockwell's paintings based on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's concept of a post-World War II world based on four human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The Saturday Evening Post published the four images as illustrations in 1943. The paintings then joined a national tour of other patriotic materials; the US War Office printed four million of the "Freedom" sets with the words Buy War Bonds.
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