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Image of 1982.156.006 - Buy Extra Bonds Poster, 1944. Poster in colored pencil in a blue and dark background of the ship named the U.S.S. Dorado riding through the ocean waves with two men from the U.S. Navy on the ship: one with binoculars at the bottom of the poster, and one holding a spotlight with some light colored in yellow flashing towards from the left hand side to the right hand side. At the top left hand corner of the poster, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with medium lettering , the text reads "IN MEMORY  /  U.S.S. "DORADO"". In the yellow colored light towards the right side of the poster, painted in red and bold with large lettering, the text reads "FIRE AWAY!". Towards the bottom of the poster, on the left hand side, below the man shining a light from the spotlight, written in pencil, the text reads "Schreiber  /  '44". Next to the text above, in a white square with a black border with a silhouette of a soldier in black in the middle of the white/red background, painted in white and bold, the text reads "5th  V  WAR  /  LOAN". The words "th" in "5th" is lowercased, with the "V" in the middle of "5th" and "WAR  /  LOAN" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text in the white/red background in the white square with the black border. On the back of uniform of the soldier with the binoculars, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with small lettering, the text reads "U.S. NAVY". Towards the bottom of the poster, painted in white, bold with huge lettering, the text reads "BUY EXTRA BONDS". At the bottom middle portion of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  :  1944--0-581636". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "WFD 908-A".

Dimensions: 28 x 20

1982.156.006 - Buy Extra Bonds Poster, 1944. Poster in colored pencil in a blue and dark background of the ship named the U.S.S. Dorado riding through the ocean waves with two men from the U.S. Navy on the ship: one with binoculars at the bottom of the poster, and one holding a spotlight with some light colored in yellow flashing towards from the left hand side to the right hand side. At the top left hand corner of the poster, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with medium lettering , the text reads "IN MEMORY / U.S.S. "DORADO"". In the yellow colored light towards the right side of the poster, painted in red and bold with large lettering, the text reads "FIRE AWAY!". Towards the bottom of the poster, on the left hand side, below the man shining a light from the spotlight, written in pencil, the text reads "Schreiber / '44". Next to the text above, in a white square with a black border with a silhouette of a soldier in black in the middle of the white/red background, painted in white and bold, the text reads "5th V WAR / LOAN". The words "th" in "5th" is lowercased, with the "V" in the middle of "5th" and "WAR / LOAN" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text in the white/red background in the white square with the black border. On the back of uniform of the soldier with the binoculars, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with small lettering, the text reads "U.S. NAVY". Towards the bottom of the poster, painted in white, bold with huge lettering, the text reads "BUY EXTRA BONDS". At the bottom middle portion of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1944--0-581636". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "WFD 908-A". Dimensions: 28 x 20

Object Type: Archive

Image of 0000.790.008 - Office of Price Administration Poster, 1943. Poster with a white background on top and bottom with two pencil engravings of two women at a store buying cans of rations from a mustached man at a counter. The first one has the one woman, with a firm angry look, buying all the cans of rations from the man at the counter and the other woman with an angry look at the man who points to the woman who bought all the rations. In the first engraving, on top of the woman buying all the rations, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITHOUT RATIONING". The word "WITHOUT"  is underlined. The second one has the man smiling and giving one can of rations to both women who are both smiling. On top of the woman on the left, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITH RATIONING". The word "WITH" is underlined. In the middle of both engravings, in a red background border with white and big lettering, the text reads "Rationing means a fair share for all of us." At the bottom middle of the poster, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  :  1943--O-514175". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and small lettering, the text reads "Office of Price Administration  /  Washington D.C."  Next to the text above, in a black and white insignia with a small scale in the middle, at the top in white and in bold and tiny lettering with a black background, the painted text reads "OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINSTRATION". At the bottom of the black and white insignia, painted in white, in bold and big lettering with a black background, the text reads "OPA".

Dimensions: 28 x 20

0000.790.008 - Office of Price Administration Poster, 1943. Poster with a white background on top and bottom with two pencil engravings of two women at a store buying cans of rations from a mustached man at a counter. The first one has the one woman, with a firm angry look, buying all the cans of rations from the man at the counter and the other woman with an angry look at the man who points to the woman who bought all the rations. In the first engraving, on top of the woman buying all the rations, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITHOUT RATIONING". The word "WITHOUT" is underlined. The second one has the man smiling and giving one can of rations to both women who are both smiling. On top of the woman on the left, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITH RATIONING". The word "WITH" is underlined. In the middle of both engravings, in a red background border with white and big lettering, the text reads "Rationing means a fair share for all of us." At the bottom middle of the poster, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-514175". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and small lettering, the text reads "Office of Price Administration / Washington D.C." Next to the text above, in a black and white insignia with a small scale in the middle, at the top in white and in bold and tiny lettering with a black background, the painted text reads "OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINSTRATION". At the bottom of the black and white insignia, painted in white, in bold and big lettering with a black background, the text reads "OPA". Dimensions: 28 x 20

Object Type: Archive