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  • All fields: World War II Papers. Military Collection. State Archives of North Carolina
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    • Victory Gardens and Vitamin Diets on the Home Front

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    • Depicts a woman and child working in a garden in front of a house. Text: "Here are helps for cultivating and using your victory gardens." Stamped on back "North Carolina Work Projects Administration Library Project."
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    • 100 Years of War

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    • Depicts a map of the world with each country color coded to indicate the number of wars it has been involved in over the last 100 years. Text explains the map's purpose and states the world has had only 230 years of peace in the last 3,344 years....
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    • The Box Score

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    • Poster includes information about a division, possibly 7th Armored Division, commanded by Major General R. W. Hasbrouck, and division statistics, such as number of prisoners taken, armament captured and destroyed, and number of awards and...
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    • Food is War Power

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    • Depicts airplanes and battleships firing at each other, a piles of food can be seen below. Text: "America expects every American to fight malnutrition by wise eating. Here is material to help you." Stamped on back "North Carolina Work Projects...
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    • Wartime Activities

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    • Stamped on back "North Carolina Work Projects Administration Library Project"
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    • Air Raid Instructions

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    • Text provides a notice to the public about new air raid warning signals, effective February 17, 1943. Printed at bottom: "Durham County Civilian Defense Council Durham, North Carolina Christian Printing Co., Durham, N.C."
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    • Meet Substitutes

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    • Depicts stick figures wearing gloves and large shoes, each is labeled as a substitute material that can be used to replace a product needed on the front. Along the bottom marching stick figures, carrying rifles, are labeled as those products needed...
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    • The U.S. Marines Want You

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    • Depicts Marine in dress uniform gesturing with finger. Text lists recruiting station as Citizens' Nat'l Bank Building, Raleigh, N.C.
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    • Right Is Might

    • 1942
    • Depicts row of tanks moving forward with dust flying and guns firing. Text encourages 18 and 19 year old men to enlist in the Army and choose a field of service from several listed. Printed in bottom right corner "P-45-RPB-10-19-42-50M Recruiting...
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    • Now For the Knockout

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    • Depicts a caricature drawing of Emporer Hirohito being punched in the face by Uncle Sam's fist. Handwritten on bottom "A poster much used just before 'V-J Day'." Signed, R. Gregg Cherry Governor.
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    • More Firepower to `Em!

    • 1943
    • Depicts two soldiers, one is firing a large gun and the other is waving to American planes flying above. Printed at bottom: "Ordnance Department, U.S. Army, Keep 'Em Shooting!"
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    • Hail Victory

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    • Depicts an eagle with his wings spread in front of the American, Russian, French, and British flags. Text solutes the efforts of the armed forces, the U.S. allies, and the home front and expresses gratitude to those who gave their lives....
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    • They also serve, who buys War Bonds--7th War Loan

    • 1945
    • Depicts a man holding two war bonds and soldier firing a gun in the background. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-635392 WFD 995." Removed from Military Collection, World War II Papers, II. County War Records Box 133,...
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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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    • Woman Power--Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

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    • Brochure describes the of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, its various roles for women, qualifications necessary to join, and a pay scale. Photographs show women at work and in various training exercises.
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    • Going our way?

    • 1945
    • Depicts a smiling boy and girl, the boy with a pitchfork and hoe tossed over his shoulder. Text "Be a victory farm volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps. See your county extension agent or local farm employment office." Text on reverse informs that...
    • Bruehl, Anton, 1900-1982.
    • Won't you give my boy a chance to get home?

    • 1944
    • Image of middle-aged woman. Behind her, and on her label, is an insignia featuring a blue star against a white background, with a red border. Text: "Don't travel--unless your trip helps win the war." On reverse is text about importance of railroads...
    • Rozen, Jerome, 1895-1987.
    • How to Keep Your Food Bill Down

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    • Presents nine frames giving advice about how to keep prices down, illustrations and text are used; several messages from the government are presented on the reverse. Printed on reverse at bottom: "GPO 16-35666-1."
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