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    • ...and WE talk about sacrifice

    • 1943
    • Depicts an elderly European woman wearing simple clothes and a kerchief, tears rolling down her cheeks, with the smoking ruins of a house and a cross marking a grave behind her. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-552436 WFD...
    • Couillard, R.
    • ...because somebody talked!

    • 1944
    • Depicts a sad-looking dog leaning over the back of a chair resting his head on a sailor uniform, indicating that its owner is never coming home. "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-579038 Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of...
    • Wesley.
    • 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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    • 1946 Resolution

    • 1945
    • Depicts a scroll, which reads: "1946 Resolution – that every American buy and hold U.S. Savings Bonds." War bonds surround the scroll. Printed at bottom: "WFD-72-A Official U.S. Treasury Poster U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-674121."
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    • 7th War Loan--Now All Together

    • 1945
    • Depicts a group of soldiers planting an American flag. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-637980 WFD 11 Official U.S. Treasury Poster U.S. Marines At Iwo Jima, Painted By C. C. Beall From Associated Press Photo"
    • Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
    • 85 Million Americans Buy War Bonds

    • 1945
    • Depicts the Statue of Liberty's arm holding her torch. Below is a man's arm holding a fist full of war bonds. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-629877 Official U.S. Treasury Poster WFD 983-B."
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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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    • "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.
    • 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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    • All Fuel is Scarce, Plan For Winter Now

    • 1945
    • Depicts a man looking out the window at a thermometer reading about 10 degrees, snow on his windowsill. Text includes tips from the Solid Feuls Adminstration for War including winterizing your home, checking your heating plant, and ordering fuel at...
    • Borne, Albert.
    • America -- A Nation of One People from Many Countries

    • 1940
    • Depicts a map of the United States showing various industries and clusters of immigrant groups. At the bottom is a chart with prominent people in the fields of literature, science, industry, and the arts and their country of origin. Poster issued...
    • Bourne, Emma.
    • America Calling

    • 1941
    • Text poster with Civilian Defense insignia.Text encourages readers to consult their nearest Defense Council and join Civilian Defense. Printed at bottom: "Division of Information, Office for Emergency Management U.S. Government Printing Office:...
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    • America has plenty if it is used wisely

    • 1943
    • Depicts a stylized American flag, overlaid with different resources, such as timber factories, or oil refineries. There is also a canteen and gun in the foreground, with text urging conservation of precious materials. Printed at bottom "Army...
    • Atherton.

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