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    • World War II through the eyes of the Cape Fear

    • 1945
    • Online exhibit about the impact of World War II on the lives of the inhabitants of southeastern North Carolina. Collection includes information about the work of Wilmington-born wartime artist Henry Jay MacMillan; images of uniforms, gear,...
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    • Twice a Patriot!

    • 1943
    • Depicts an African-American man dressed in a welder's apron, helmet, and glove and holding a welding instrument in his right arm; a shipyard is depicted in the background behind him. Text informs the reader that ex-private Obie Bartlett lost his...
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    • They'll Let Us Know When To Quit!

    • 1944
    • Depicts a machinist wearing a cap and apron over his shirt, holding a tool in his left hand, he points to a background scene showing soldiers in battle. Printed at bottom: "War Manpower Commission U. S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-620773"
    • Anderson, Lyman, 1907-1993.
    • Get the Jap and Get It Over

    • 1945
    • Depicts a slightly tattered Japanese flag flying over a badly tattered Nazi flag, both hanging from the same pole. Text encourages workers to work where they are needed and to apply at the U. S. Employment Service. Printed at bottom: "U. S....
    • Saalburg, Allen Russell, 1899-1987.
    • Don't Let This Bug Get You!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a flying insect labeled "absenteeism." A message from "Your Labor Management Committee." Printed at bottom "U. S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-525295 War Production Drive Headquarters Bulletin Board Placard No. 28"
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    • I Need Your Skill in a War Job

    • 1943
    • Depicts Uncle Sam in his classic "I want you" pose, looking ahead intently and pointing at the viewer with his index finger. Text "If you know one of these trades and are not now in real war work, you are badly needed...See your nearest U.S....
    • Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
    • Teaching is war-work, too

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    • Depicts a female teacher standing with two students, a boy and a girl, all three with their hands placed over their hearts and looking toward an American flag. Text "American Education Week Nov. 5 to Nov. 11 Visit Your Schools."
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    • Veterans Jobs in the Federal Government are open to you

    • 1944
    • Along the left side of the poster are the smiling faces of several veterans, men and women, from various branches of the armed services, at top is eagle insignia. Text states veterans get prefernce in appointment, and directs readers to the Civil...
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    • More Production

    • 1942
    • Depicts Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito running down a snowy hill chased by a huge rolling snowball labeled "More Production." Printed at bottom "War Production Board Washington, D.C. A-11
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    • American Labor...Producing for Attack

    • 1943
    • Depicts bronze statue of a male worker wearing a long apron, holding a wrench in his right hand and rolling up his sleeve with the left. Printed at bottom "U. S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-541688"
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    • Take Care! Idle Hands Work for Hitler

    • 1942
    • Photo of a male worker with his left arm in a sling. Printed at bottom "War Production Board Washington, D.C. A-8 U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-464378"
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    • The Battle of Production

    • 1942
    • Photo of President Roosevelt in a car, surrounded by military personnel, looking over his left shoulder at a document an officer is holding and pointing at from the back seat. Text is a quote by the President stating that the quality of American...
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    • Thank God for American Industry

    • 1942
    • Photo of Lieut. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's head above quotation. Text expresses American industry for supplying the weapons and equipment to conduct the North African Campaign. Printed at bottom "War Production Board War Production Drive...
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    • Big Things From Little Ideas Grow

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Thomas Edison. text states that America's greatest inventor worked small ideas into big ones, text below urges Americans to put their ideas to work to speed victory. Printed at bottom "War Production Board War Production Drive...
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    • You, too, are needed in a War Job!

    • 1945
    • Depicts a smiling man and woman working on an assembly line canning and boxing tomatoes. Text encourages reader to work in a food processing plant as part of the war effort. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-639198"
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    • 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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    • Here's a War Job For You

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    • Depicts four trains moving down the tracks and a long row of tanks being transported along the third set of tracks. Text states that railroad workers are urgently needed and encourages applicants to seek jobs at any railroad office or at the U. S....
    • Treidler, Adolph, b. 1886.
    • ...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.
    • Help Send Them What it takes to Win

    • 1943
    • At center of poster is a depiction soldiers and piles of canned goods on a battleship. A tank and missile can be seen being lowered from above. A helicopter also flies above. Around this central image is a border of illustrations depicting...
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