US Navy recruiting poster by Matt Murphey, Oct 1940; note destroyer Drayton featured in the poster

Caption   US Navy recruiting poster by Matt Murphey, Oct 1940; note destroyer Drayton featured in the poster ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 77227
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 29 Jun 2007
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US Navy Naval History and Heritage Command, as of 21 Jul 2010:
Official government photographs and documents are in the public domain and may be scanned and reproduced in print or online. They may be cropped or resized, but their content may not be altered.
Additionally, according to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

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1. Paul says:
16 Feb 2009 08:35:12 PM

Matt was my moms uncle, I beleive he was killed in 1942 crossing the Atlantic by a german sub. I have a few of his drawings and posters also. does any one have any info on Matt.
Thanks Much
2. Kelly Fields says:
31 Oct 2009 09:59:29 PM

i am an avid MM poster collector. he is my absolute favorite. i have a photo of him i purchased on Ebay, i could make a copy for you if youre interested. i have done some research and found what ship he was on as well when he was lost at sea Feb. 1943.(The Henry R. Mallory) Also he was married to Emma Hunter Murphey at the time of his death. i would love to learn more about him too.
3. Anonymous says:
9 Feb 2012 10:37:50 PM

I have a Recruiting poster from WWII that was done by Matt Murphy. It is an original print I think, It came from a recruiting office in I think from Buffalo NY an Officer who was there. I have many. They have benn rolled up since 1936 or 37? can't really see the post marks that well on all of them. I have prints that were directly sent to these recruiting stations also. frank Ochs, I have doubles. The painting that MM did is ship # 384 and is followed by a fleet. I also have a charles robert anderson print , copy write 1925. very good condition. Don't know what these are worth and I am interested in selling.
4. Bob Sheeks says:
29 Apr 2015 09:05:45 AM

Looking for high resolution images of any Frank Ochs posters or paintings. Contact:

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