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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...
    • Beware

    • Espionage; Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; War posters, Canadian; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--Canada;
    • Color poster showing three men dressed in uniforms of the army, air force, and navy talking with one another at a bar or club while behind them is a sinister character looking like Adolf Hitler who is listening to their conversation, with the word...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 1944 : year of decision

    • Canada. Wartime Information Board; King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874-1950; Swastikas; War posters, Canadian; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--Canada;
    • Color poster by Harry Mayerovitch (1910-2004) that shows the year "1944" in numbers and the words "year of decision" positioned in front of a map of Europe, with red arrows pointing toward a red swastika in the upper center of the map. Printed...
    • Careless words may cause disaster!

    • Canada. Royal Canadian Navy; Espionage; Thorson, J. T. (Joseph Thorarinn), 1889-1978; War posters, Canadian; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--Canada;
    • Color poster of a young man in the uniform of a Canadian sailor holding his index finger to his lips, with the message "Careless words may cause disaster!" emblazoned across the sky to his left and in the wake of an enemy torpedo heading for a...
    • Shoptalk may be sabotalk : the walls have ears

    • Canada. Wartime Information Board; Espionage; War posters, Canadian; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--Canada;
    • Color poster by Morris based on a design by the Walls Have Ears Organization that shows a factory hovering at the entrance of the canal to a large ear, with the words "Shoptalk may be sabotalk" appearing above the image and the words "The walls...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Get your teeth into the job

    • Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; Patriotism; Swastikas; War posters, Canadian; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--Canada; World War, 1939-1945--War work--Canada;
    • Color poster by Robert James Nichol that uses a cartoon caricature of Adolf Hitler trapped up a tree with a beaver (symbolizing Canada) gnawing away at the tree's trunk to get across the message (right, midway down the image) "get your teeth into...
    • 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...
    • Let's go... Canada!

    • Flags; Thorson, J. T. (Joseph Thorarinn), 1889-1978; War posters, Canadian; World War, 1939-1945--Posters--Canada;
    • Color poster by Henry Eveleigh (sometimes spelled Henri Eveleigh, 1909-1999) that shows a Canadian soldier holding a bayonet-fixed rifle and standing in front of the Union Flag (Union Jack), with the words "Let's go... Canada!" emblazoned below the...

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