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    • Become a nurse : your country needs you

    • American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau; Patriotism; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); United States. Federal Security Agency; United States. Public Health Service; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female;...
    • Color poster showing the portrait of an attractive young woman proudly receiving a white nurse's cap most likely from the hands of Uncle Sam (note stars and strips on sleeves), with the words "become a nurse : your country needs you" emblazoned...
    • The more women at work the sooner we win!

    • United States Employment Service; War posters, American; Women; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States; World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States;
    • Color poster created from a 1942 color photograph taken by Alfred T. Palmer (1906-1993) showing an attractive young married woman (note prominently displayed wedding ring) working on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F U.S. Navy bomber at the...
    • Work on a farm... this summer

    • Agriculture--United States; United States Employment Service; United States. Extension Service; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States; World War, 1939-1945--War...
    • Color poster by Morgan Douglas that shows a man holding a pitch fork and standing behind a woman carrying a basket full of fresh vegetables, both of whom are dressed in bib-and-brace overalls and straw hats. In the sky above their heads are the...
    • Can all you can.

    • World War, 1939-1945--Posters; War posters, American; Canning and preserving--United States; Food conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States
    • Color poster showing a canning jar labeled "Can all you can" lying in front of several fresh fruits and vegetables. Below the image are the words "It's a real war job!" This poster encourages Americans to preserve their own fruits and vegetables by...
    • Avenge December 7

    • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster of a brawny man wearing a navy jumper uniform. The man stands in dark shadows and holds his clenched fist and muscled forearm in the air at eye level. He stands over a scene of a battleship exploding beneath text that reads, "Avenge...
    • A careless word ... a needless sinking

    • Espionage; United States. Navy; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster by Anton Otto Fischer (1882-1962) that shows sailors in a lifeboat watching their burning ship as it sinks, with the words "A careless word..." appearing in a smoke-filled sky above the ship and the words "...a needless sinking"...
    • We have just begun to fight!

    • Liberty; Patriotism; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster showing an American soldier in combat gear holding a rifle with fixed bayonet in his right hand while raising his left hand over his head as if leading a charge. Emblazoned in red ink above his head are the words "We have just begun to...
    • The sound that kills : don't murder men with idle words

    • Espionage; Shipping; War posters, American--Cartoons and comics; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, German--Submarines; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States--Cartoons and comics;
    • Color poster from a cartoon story by Eric Ericson (1914-1959) entitled "the sound that kills." The cartoon story depicts how the sound of innocent words can travel from a local diner or bus, streetcar, or train to a enemy submarine and bring about...
    • Americans will always fight for liberty

    • Liberty; Soldiers--United States; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster that juxtaposes American soldiers from the war for independence with American soldiers participating in World War II. This is one of the few posters that relates the American Revolution and World War II as fights for freedom. Printed...
    • Grow your own : can your own

    • Food conservation--United States; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster by A. (Alfred) Parker (1906-1985) that shows a mother and daughter canning fruits and vegetables, with the girl saying, in the banner above the image, "We'll have lots to eat this winter, won't we Mother?" Below the image is the full...
    • "I've found the job where I fit best!"

    • War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States; World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States;
    • Color poster by George Rapp that shows a woman working with a piece of machinery, with a caption positioned to the right of her head that reads "I've found the job where I fit best." Her hair is tied up in a kerchief, and she is wearing a work...
    • Give more books : give good books

    • Soldiers--United States; Victory Book Campaign; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster by Irving Spellens that shows an open book with the portrait of a soldier and the year "1943" on the left page and the words "Victory Book Campaign" on the right page. Positioned above and below this image, respectively, are the words...
    • Save his life... and find your own

    • Nurses--Recruiting--United States; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Casualties; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States; World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States;
    • Color poster that shows a young woman dressed in a nurse's uniform standing over a male patient recuperating in bed, with the words "Save his life... and find your own" set in type in the background behind her. Used to recruit nurses during World...
    • Careless talk ... got there first

    • Espionage; Sabotage; United States. Army--Parachute troops; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Casualties; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster by Herb (Herbert Morton) Stoops (1888-1948) that shows a paratrooper, in full combat gear and still hanging from his parachute, shot dead, as his boots scrape the ground. In the background are the parachutes of other soldiers coming...
    • "Having seen the quality of the work ..."

    • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Industrial mobilization--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Black and white poster featuring a photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, sitting in an automobile with military officers, reviewing civilian performance records. Printed below the photograph are the words of...
    • Don't kill her daddy with careless talk

    • Children of military personnel; Espionage; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster by DHS (believed to be Dorothy Hope Smith, 1895-1955) that shows a sad-looking young girl clutching a picture of her serviceman father, with the text positioned below reading "Don't kill her daddy with careless talk." Below this...
    • Strong in the strength of the Lord

    • Freedom; United States. Office of War Information; Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster featuring three forearms raised in the air against a red tinted background. Two of the arms, one a man (left) and one a woman (right), hold wrenches, while the third, also a man (center), holds a bayonet-fixed rifle. The arms are a...
    • To all who use libraries : this is our war

    • Book burning; Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958; Nazis; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--Philippines; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--United States;
    • Color poster that makes use of the text of a letter by Elmer Holmes Davis (1890-1958), Director, Office of War Information, to the American people that explains how one of the first acts of the Japanese in the Philippines--burning of the American...
    • The United Nations fight for freedom.

    • World War, 1939-1945--Posters; War posters, American; United Nations--Publicity; Flags; World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • Poster created during the Second World War, following the Declaration of the United Nations in 1942. The Poster was created by United States Office of War Information and made by United States Government Printing Office. It features the Statue of...

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