1943 “Back the Attack!” Abbott Laboratories War Poster and War Effort Book
The large format book is hardcover with cloth covers, spiral bound, and it is approximately 11 inches by 13 inches, with full color unnumbered pages. Many of the pages have tipped-in full color reproductions of World War II posters. Apparently, Abbott Laboratories was heavily involved in the creation of many American posters of the Second World War, according to a 1943 letter from the Treasury Department that is printed on the first page of the book. This volume was created by Abbott Laboratories to relate the facts of both its contributions to the design and creation of war posters as well as to the war effort itself, through the creation and production of pharmaceutical and medical products. The book shows expected signs of age but it is in overall excellent condition.