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Catalog Number 10645-1972
Title Pamphlet; John Falter; Offset Lithograph; The Navy As A Peacetime Career
Object Name Pamphlet
Description Green covered pamphlet titled "The Navy As A Peacetime Career" produced by the United States Navy and illustrated by John Falter. The cover has the title and a sketch of a sailor with a pack on his back walking. Inside, the pamphlet has twenty-four pages of text and illustrations counselling Navy personnel on the benefits of staying in the Navy service after World War II ended. Text is printed on the left page and an illustration is printed on the right page. Falter's illustrations are:
Page 3: A celebration on the streets of a city. People dance and cheer on the streets as other people in the buildings throw confetti out their windows.
Page 5: A sailor walks with a pack on his back through empty streets of a city with skyscrapers lining the street.
Page 7: A sailor walks through a bank carrying a receipt. Behind him patrons line up at the counter.
Page 9: A sailor embraces his family on the front stoop of a house. The sailor holds a boy up and a woman stands in the doorways.
Page 13: An older man fishes on a lake in a rowboat. The man is reeling in a fish. A navy emblem is drawn on the bow of the ship.
Page 15: An officer in a uniform sits at the bedside of a woman holding a newborn as a military doctor checks her pulse.
Page 17: Recruits line up in their underwear to the side and another recruit undergoes a vision test.
Page 19: A cook slices bread in a kitchen and a shipman stands next to him with a platter.
Page 21: Officers walking on a sidewalk with a building in the background.
Page 23: A U.S. Navy building beside a tropical beach. Figures are walking to the building. In the distance U.S. ships sit in the water.
On the back cover is an officer walking with his son and wife. The text encourages sailors to stay in the navy covering topics such as health, pay, food, retirement, rank mobility, a chance to travel, experience, and skill building.
Date 09/24/1945
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1945
Material Paper, Ink, Staples
Medium Offset Lithograph
Artist Falter, John P.
Made United States Navy
Height (in) 9.063
Width (in) 6.063
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection