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    • Books are Weapons in the War of Ideas

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    • Depicts a very large book with a quote by Franklin Roosevelt on the cover that starts, "Books cannot be killed by fire." At the base of the book are Nazis throwing books into a bonfire. Printed at bottom "For additional copies write Division of...
    • Broder, S.
    • The United Nations Fight for Freedom

    • 1942
    • Depicts the head and raised arm of the Statue of Liberty, with flags from United Nation member countries. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 19. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War...
    • Broder, S.
    • Don't Kill Her Daddy with Careless Talk

    • 1944
    • Depicts a little girl clutching a photograph of her father, a uniformed soldier. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-570698 Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information"
    • DHS.
    • Bits of Careless Talk Are Pieced Together By The Enemy

    • 1943
    • Depicts a hand wearing a ring with a swastika insignia putting together a puzzle that reads "Convoy sails for England tonight." Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-563414 Distributed by OWI for the issuing agencies."
    • Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
    • Award For Careless Talk

    • 1944
    • Depicts a hand wearing a ring bearing a swastika insignia offering a medal which also bears a swastika. Text warns the reader not to discuss troop movements, ship sailings, or war equipment. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office:...
    • Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
    • Less Dangerous than Careless Talk

    • 1944
    • Depicts a coiled rattle snake, with mouth gaping and blood dripping from its fangs. Text advises the reader not to discuss troop movements, ship sailings, or war equipment. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-603532...
    • Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965.
    • Work on a farm...this summer

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    • Depicts a man and woman dressed in overalls; the man holds a pitch fork, the woman wears working gloves and carries a basket of vegetables. Text encourages the reader to join the U.S. Crop Corps. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 59. Additional...
    • Douglas.
    • The Sound That Kills

    • 1942
    • Five cartoon frames show how war information can travel and ultimately reach the enemy, resulting, in this case, in the destruction of an American ship. Text warns the reader not to murder men with idle words. Printed at bottom: "For additional...
    • Ericson.
    • A careless word...A needless sinking

    • 1942
    • Depicts several sailors in a row boat wearing tattered uniforms, some wounded, rowing away from a ship engulfed in flames. Printed at bottom " OWI Poster No. 24. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries,...
    • Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
    • A careless word...A needless loss

    • 1943
    • Depicts a dead sailor lying on a beach with water rushing over his body. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No 36. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C.; U.S....
    • Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
    • I Need Your Skill in a War Job

    • 1943
    • Depicts Uncle Sam in his classic "I want you" pose, looking ahead intently and pointing at the viewer with his index finger. Text "If you know one of these trades and are not now in real war work, you are badly needed...See your nearest U.S....
    • Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
    • "The Secret"--Silence means Security

    • 1943
    • Depicts thirteen color cartoon sketches on white background. Sketches follow a secret told by a serviceman to his girlfriend ending in the secret being revealed to the enemy in a German U-Boat. Blue wording in cursive letters at top of poster read:...
    • Hanley, Frank.
    • Grow Your Own, Can Your Own

    • 1943
    • Depicts a smiling mother and daughter canning vegetables with numerous jars of canned fruits and vegetables on a shelf behind them. Text: "We'll have lots to eat this winter, won't we Mother?" Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No.57. Additional copies...
    • Parker, A.
    • Americans will always fight for liberty

    • 1943
    • Depicts a group of Revolutionary War-era soldiers in ragged uniforms standing at attention as twentieth-century soldiers march past. The dates 1778 and 1943 appear above the two groups of soldiers. Printed on bottom ""OWI Poster No. 26 Additional...
    • Perlin, Bernard, 1918-
    • United

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    • Depicts the flags of the member countries of the United Nations flying, surrounded by dark smoke, high above planes, ships, and tanks. Text: "The United Nations Fights for Freedom." Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 79. Additional copies may be...
    • Ragan, Leslie Darrell, b. 1897.
    • They've got more important places to go than you

    • 1942
    • Depicts four soldiers riding in a Jeep. Text encourages readers to save rubber and check tires. Printed at bottom "Division of Information Office for Emergency Management Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-498482 OWI Poster...
    • Richards, Walter DuBois, 1907-
    • Ours to Fight for--Freedom From Want

    • 1943
    • Part of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms series. Depicts a couple standing at the head of a table, the woman holding a platter with a turkey. Around the table, the rest of the family is seen smiling and laughing. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No....
    • Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
    • Ours to Fight for--Freedom From Fear

    • 1943
    • Part of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms series. Depicts a mother and father tucking their two sleeping children into bed. The father is holding a newspaper with words "bombings" and "horror" visible in the headlines. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster...
    • Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
    • Save Freedom of Worship

    • 1943
    • Part of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms series. Depicts a profile view of several people praying. Text at top of image: "Each according to the dictates of his own conscience." Caption below image: "Buy War Bonds." Printed on bottom "OWI Poster No....
    • Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
    • Save Freedom of Speech

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    • Part of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms series. Depicts a casually-dressed man standing up to speak at a town hall meeting, surrounded by other men in suits. Caption below image: "Buy War Bonds." Printed at bottom: "OWI Poster No. 44. Additional...
    • Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.

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