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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Wartime Activities

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    • Stamped on back "North Carolina Work Projects Administration Library Project"
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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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    • Where our men are fighting, Our FOOD is fighting

    • 1943
    • Depicts a box of food falling from the sky attached to a red parachute; in the background two figures are parachuting downward. Text encourages the reader to buy wisely, cook carefully, store carefully, and use leftovers. Printed at bottom "OWI...
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    • This is Our Goal in the 7th War Loan

    • 1945
    • Depicts a woman with her hair wrapped in a kerchief holding a chart with numbers from 10 to 160 representing percent of quota. Under the image is a quote by Franklin Roosevelt about the importance of buying war bonds. Printed at bottom "U.S....
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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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    • For health...eat some food from each group...every day!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a food wheel with pictures and labels illustrating seven food groups. Text encourages the reader to eat any foods he or she wants in addition to the basic seven. Printed at bottom "U. S. Department of Agriculture --U.S. Government Printing...
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    • New Air Raid Warning System

    • 1943
    • Describes types of warning signals, their meaning, and appropriate actions to take for each one. Printed at bottom: "Effective 12:01 A.M., February 17, 1943 Approved by the U.S. Office of Civilian Defense, The Eastern Defense Command, and the First...
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    • Buy Bonds Regularly

    • 1945
    • Depicts a chart which shows what happens if people buy and hold war bonds; a column down the left side features weekly savings amounts ranging from $3.75 to $18.75; across the top three columns labeled in 1 year, in 5 years, and in 10 years show...
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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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    • An American Privilege

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    • Depicts roads coming from the north, south, east, and west. At the intersection is a columned building symbolizing a library. Text reminds readers that information is a privilege and can be found at the public library, and that Book Week is...
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    • Plant A Victory Garden

    • 1943
    • Depicts a man and woman working in a garden while a little boy wearing a cap bearing military insignia gazes at a basket full of vegetables. Text: "Our food is fighting. A garden will make your rations go further." Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No....
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