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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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    • 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.
    • United We Win

    • 1943
    • Depicts two men bolting together the body of a military vehicle. Behind them is a large American flag. War Manpower Commission, Washington, D.C. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 38. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-506015."
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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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    • I'll carry mine, too!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a smiling woman walking and carrying her groceries while in the background armed soldiers march. Text states that trucks and tires must last till victory. printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 28. Additional copies may be obtained upon request...
    • Sarra.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • "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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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