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    • Where our men are fighting, Our FOOD is fighting

    • 1943
    • Depicts a box of food falling from the sky attached to a red parachute; in the background two figures are parachuting downward. Text encourages the reader to buy wisely, cook carefully, store carefully, and use leftovers. Printed at bottom "OWI...
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    • Plant A Victory Garden

    • 1943
    • Depicts a man and woman working in a garden while a little boy wearing a cap bearing military insignia gazes at a basket full of vegetables. Text: "Our food is fighting. A garden will make your rations go further." Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No....
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    • War Shipments Mean Less Fuel for All

    • 1943
    • Depicts long red underwear ("union suit") in position of a man lounging, with text urging fuel conservation. The poster advises people to dress warmly and avoid colds. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 29. Additional copies may be obtained from...
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    • United We are Strong--United We Will Win

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    • Depicts gun barrels aimed upward and firing, each bearing the flag of an Allied nation. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 64. Additional opies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information,...
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    • To All Who Use Libraries, This Is Our War

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    • Text provides a message about the role of books and libraries in the war, signed by the Director of the Office of War Information. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office 16-31020-1"
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    • Silence means Surprise

    • 1943
    • Depicts Hitler with a look of surprise on his face, his hair standing on end, and his hat flying into the air. The text urges discretion because silence will allow the Allies to gain a tactical advantage over the Axis powers. Printed at the...
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    • "A wise old owl sat in an oak"--Silence means Security

    • 1943
    • Depicts a large owl sitting on a tree, with a poem printed on a leaf. The text encourages discretion and silence to ensure security. Printed at the bottom W.D., A.G.O. "Owl" Security Poster, U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-0-514854.
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    • If you tell where they're going...They may never get there.

    • 1943
    • Depicts soldiers boarding a ship, with text that states "don't talk about troop movements." Printed at bottom "W.D., A.G.O. Security Poster; OWI Poster No. 51. Additional copies may be obtained from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War...
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    • If you tell where they're going...They may never get there.

    • 1943
    • Depicts soldiers boarding a train, with text that states "don't talk about troop movements." Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 54. Additional copies may be obtained from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C....
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    • Our Wounded Need Help!

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    • Text only poster describes ways nurses can be released for military service including deferring non-essential operations and urging retired nurses to take civilian nursing jobs. Printed on reverse is a message from the chairman of the American...
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    • The Government of the United States

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    • An organizational flow chart compiled January, 1944 by the Office of War Information which lists all branches and departments of the federal government.
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    • Guard your family's health

    • 1943
    • Text-only poster encourages readers to learn about the new wartime foods in a nutrition class. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 30. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information,...
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    • Enlist in a Proud Profession

    • 1943
    • Depicts a woman wearing a gray cadet nurse's uniform and cap. Text encourages women to join the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corps for a lifetime education free. Printed at bottom 'Distributed by OWI for the Federal Security Agency U.S. Public Health Service...
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    • Give it Your Best

    • 1942
    • Depicts an American flag. Printed at bottom "Office of War Information Poster No. 9 Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-488228"
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    • The Battle of Production

    • 1942
    • Photo of President Roosevelt in a car, surrounded by military personnel, looking over his left shoulder at a document an officer is holding and pointing at from the back seat. Text is a quote by the President stating that the quality of American...
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    • Give to Your War Fund

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    • Depicts large National War Fund emblem. Text encourages contributions the War Fund for both the U.S. and its allies. Printed at bottom "NWF140 approved by OWI."
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    • Homemaker's War Guide

    • 1942
    • Poster offers advice and tips for homemakers during wartime. Topics include planning meals, rationing, conserving food and other resources, and preparing for air raids. Text at bottom: "Victory begins at home. Do your part." Printed at bottom "OWI...
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    • We have just begun to fight!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a soldier in a combat uniform and helmet. He has one arm raised and appears to be shouting. In his other arm he holds a rife with bayonet. Text lists major battles in the Pacific Theater and Africa, including Pearl Harbor, Bataan,...
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