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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • "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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    • 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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    • I'm Out to Lick Runaway Prices

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    • Depicts a woman wearing an apron holding up her right hand in a fist, her teeth are clinched. Listed below the image are seven "keys" to keeping prices down. Printed at bottom: "Distributed by O.W.I. for the Office of Economic Stabilization."
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    • Be a Marine--Free a Marine to Fight

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    • Depicts a uniformed woman writing on papers on a clipboard and looking toward the sky, standing next to a plane. "Distributed by OWI for the U.S. Marine Corps"
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    • Save his life...and find your own. Be a nurse

    • 1943
    • Depicts a nurse in a white uniform and cap standing over a male patient in bed. Readers are encouraged to "Write to Student Nurses, 1790 Broadway, N.Y.C." Printed at bottom 'OWI Poster No. 49 Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the...
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    • They Did Their Part

    • 1943
    • Depicts five smiling Sullivan brothers wearing dark pea coats and hats which say "U.S. Navy" standing around a door labeled "1-1117 Crews Quarters." Text: "The five Sullivan brothers 'missing in action' off the Solomons." Printed along bottom "OWI...
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    • The More Women at Work the Sooner We Win!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a woman in red uniform building a plastic dome for aircraft. Text lists a variety of jobs that women need to fill and encourages women to visit their local U.S. Employment Service. Printed at bottom 'OWI Poster No. 52. Additional copies may...
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    • Use it up--wear it out--make it do!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a woman in a yellow dress sewing a red patch onto the rear of a man�s trousers as he is wearing them. Text: "Our labor and our goods are fighting." Printed at bottom: "OWI Poster No.39 Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the...
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    • Do with less--so they'll have enough!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a smiling soldier holding up a tin mug. Text: "Rationing gives you your fair share." Printed at bottom: "OWI Poster No. 37. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information,...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Is your trip necessary?

    • 1943
    • Photograph depicting a railroad car crowded with people. Text informs the reader that needless travel interferes with the war effort. Printed on bottom "OWI Poster No. 74. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public...
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    • Become a nurse--Your country needs you

    • 1942
    • Depicts a smiling woman having a nurse's cap put on her head by a pair of arms with stars and stripes on the sleeve cuffs. Text includes address for Nursing Information Bureau. Printed at bottom 'OWI Poster No. 22. Additional copies may be obtained...
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