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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.
    • "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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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-
    • 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.
    • Be a Cadet Nurse--The Girl With A Future

    • 1944
    • Depicts women in cadet nurse's uniforms. Text states "A lifetime education free for high school graduates who qualify" and provides address for acquiring more information. Printed at bottom '*U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-599074...
    • Whitcomb, Jon, 1906-1988.
    • Be a Marine--Free a Marine to Fight

    • 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"
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Books are Weapons in the War of Ideas

    • 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.
    • Can All You Can

    • 1943
    • Depicts a mason jar against a backdrop of vegetables. Text states that canning is a real war job. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 77 Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information,...
    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Food Is A Weapon--Don't Waste It

    • 1943
    • Depicts a plate with bones on it, a rumpled napkin on the left, an empty glass on the right. Text encourages the reader to buy wisely, cook carefully, eat all their food, and follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program. Printed at bottom "OWI...
    • 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"
    • Give More Books, Give Good Books

    • 1943
    • Depicts a hand holding an open book, the left page is blue with one white star, the year "1943," and the head of soldier; the right page has red and white stripes and the words "Victory Book Campaign." Text encourages citizens to take books to...
    • Spellens.


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