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Image of 1982.272.002 - Collecting Rubber for Uncle Sam, c. 1942-1945. This poster was to promote to consumers that they should collect rubber for raising money for World War II. Dimensions: 13.75 x 11.

1982.272.002 - Collecting Rubber for Uncle Sam, c. 1942-1945. This poster was to promote to consumers that they should collect rubber for raising money for World War II. Dimensions: 13.75 x 11.

Collecting Rubber for Uncle Sam, c. 1942-1945. This poster was to promote to consumers that they should collect rubber for raising money for World War II. Dimensions: 13.75 x 11.

Image of 1982.193.008 - "What School Teachers and Pupils Should Do During An Air Raid", 1942. These are emergency instructions to schools of what they should do if an air raid attack happens in their area.  Dimensions: 15 x 11.

1982.193.008 - "What School Teachers and Pupils Should Do During An Air Raid", 1942. These are emergency instructions to schools of what they should do if an air raid attack happens in their area. Dimensions: 15 x 11.

"What School Teachers and Pupils Should Do During An Air Raid", 1942. These are emergency instructions to schools of what they should do if an air raid attack happens in their area. Dimensions: 15 x 11.

Image of 1982.193.005 - Block Mother Three Cities Defense Council Window Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to raise awareness for women to sign up to be block mothers to protect children in case of an attack on the city.

1982.193.005 - Block Mother Three Cities Defense Council Window Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to raise awareness for women to sign up to be block mothers to protect children in case of an attack on the city.

Block Mother Three Cities Defense Council Window Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to raise awareness for women to sign up to be block mothers to protect children in case of an attack on the city.

Image of 1982.176.001 - WWII Poster, 1943. A white poster in a blue background with two men in two different colored parachutes, one white, and one blue, jumping down and a wooden crate connected to a red parachute on top near by the two men with parachutes.  There is some painted text on the blue background of the poster that says "Where out men are fighting  /  OUR FOOD IS FIGHTING   /  BUY WISELY- COOK CAREFULLY- STORE CAREFULLY-USE LEFTOVERS." On the very bottom of the poster, there is some more printed text that says "OWI POSTER NO. 35.  Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.  /  U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506016". 

Dimensions: 28 x 21.5

1982.176.001 - WWII Poster, 1943. A white poster in a blue background with two men in two different colored parachutes, one white, and one blue, jumping down and a wooden crate connected to a red parachute on top near by the two men with parachutes. There is some painted text on the blue background of the poster that says "Where out men are fighting / OUR FOOD IS FIGHTING / BUY WISELY- COOK CAREFULLY- STORE CAREFULLY-USE LEFTOVERS." On the very bottom of the poster, there is some more printed text that says "OWI POSTER NO. 35. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C. / U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506016". Dimensions: 28 x 21.5

WWII Poster, 1943. A white poster in a blue background with two men in two different colored parachutes, one white, and one blue, jumping down and a wooden crate connected to a red parachute on top near by the two men with parachutes. There is some painted text on the blue background of the poster that says "Where out men are fighting / OUR FOOD IS FIGHTING / BUY WISELY- COOK CAREFULLY- STORE CAREFULLY-USE LEFTOVERS." On the very bottom of the poster, there is some more printed text that says "OWI POSTER NO. 35. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C. / U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506

Image of 1962.005.014 - Vulte Valient HMB Wasp Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster was designed by Alfred Owles. Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 19. Included with mat.

1962.005.014 - Vulte Valient HMB Wasp Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster was designed by Alfred Owles. Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 19. Included with mat.

Vulte Valient HMB Wasp Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster was designed by Alfred Owles. Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 19. Included with mat.

Image of 1982.183.005 - Women of California Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster in an off white background with red and blue text with two blue rectangular shaped borders: one with a list of text along the top of the poster, and the other: a picture of can stacks on each other with some of the months on the bottom along the bottom of the poster. At top of the poster, painted in red, bold with big lettering, the text reads "WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA". Below the text above in the first blue rectangular shaped border, painted in red, bold with small lettering, the text reads "CANNED GOODS ARE BEING RATIONED" with part of the phrase "CANNED GO" outside the blue rectangular border. Below the text above, painted in blue, the text reads "BECAUSE  /  food is as important as guns or planes or ships  /  To feed our fighting men Uncle Sam needs over  /  half of California's production of canned fruits  /  and vegetables. The rest is your ration." On the left of the text above, there are three red stars spaced out. Below the text above, painted in red, bold with small lettering, the text reads "MORE SEVERE RATIONING WILL COME" with part of the word "COME" is outside the blue rectangular border". Below the text above, painted in blue with regular lettering, the text reads "unless California canneries are able to produce more food than ever before." with part of word "produce" is outside the blue rectangular border. Below the text above in the blue rectangular border, painted in red, bold, and big lettering, the text reads "WITHOUT YOU THE JOB IS IMPOSSIBLE" with the words "WITHOUT YOU" and "IMPOSSIBLE" underlined in blue. Below this text above, painted in blue, with regular lettering and spaced in the middle, the text reads "Last year's pack could not have been produced without the  /   help of thousands of women who, although not in need of  /  employment, accepted cannery work at regular wages as a  /  patriotic service. This year many more workers will be needed". Below the text above, toward the bottom left hand side of the poster, painted in red, the text reads "PLAN NOW  TO HELP" with the phrase "PLAN NOW" is underlined in blue. Below the text above, painted in blue, the text reads "PREPARE TO WORK IN A   /  CANNERY WHEN THE CALL  /  COMES.  /  SERVE YOUR COUNTRY...  /  EARN WHILE YOU SERVE." with both phrases next to a red painted star. Next to the phrases above is another blue rectangular square border with some painted text in red, bold at the top that says "HERE IS WHEN YOU WILL BE NEEDED". Inside of the blue rectangular square border are a stack of cans with some painted words in blue and bold that says "ASPARAGUS", "PEARS", "APRICOTS", "PEACHES", and "TOMATOES". Underneath each stack of can, there is some blue painted words resembling the months that say "15th April  /  May  /  21st. 25th June  /  July  /  1st 10th Aug.  /  10th  30th Sept.  /  Oct.  /  10th Nov." Below the text, at the bottom portion of the poster, painted in red, and in bold, the text reads "U.S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE  . . . WAR MANPOWER COMMISION". Below the text above, there is a tiny printed insignia with some text in black that reads "ALLIED PRINTING  /  TRADES  / UNION LABEL  /  COUNCIL  /  EAST BAY CITIES". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "INTER-CITY PRINTING CO."

Dimensions: 25 x 21

1982.183.005 - Women of California Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster in an off white background with red and blue text with two blue rectangular shaped borders: one with a list of text along the top of the poster, and the other: a picture of can stacks on each other with some of the months on the bottom along the bottom of the poster. At top of the poster, painted in red, bold with big lettering, the text reads "WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA". Below the text above in the first blue rectangular shaped border, painted in red, bold with small lettering, the text reads "CANNED GOODS ARE BEING RATIONED" with part of the phrase "CANNED GO" outside the blue rectangular border. Below the text above, painted in blue, the text reads "BECAUSE / food is as important as guns or planes or ships / To feed our fighting men Uncle Sam needs over / half of California's production of canned fruits / and vegetables. The rest is your ration." On the left of the text above, there are three red stars spaced out. Below the text above, painted in red, bold with small lettering, the text reads "MORE SEVERE RATIONING WILL COME" with part of the word "COME" is outside the blue rectangular border". Below the text above, painted in blue with regular lettering, the text reads "unless California canneries are able to produce more food than ever before." with part of word "produce" is outside the blue rectangular border. Below the text above in the blue rectangular border, painted in red, bold, and big lettering, the text reads "WITHOUT YOU THE JOB IS IMPOSSIBLE" with the words "WITHOUT YOU" and "IMPOSSIBLE" underlined in blue. Below this text above, painted in blue, with regular lettering and spaced in the middle, the text reads "Last year's pack could not have been produced without the / help of thousands of women who, although not in need of / employment, accepted cannery work at regular wages as a / patriotic service. This year many more workers will be needed". Below the text above, toward the bottom left hand side of the poster, painted in red, the text reads "PLAN NOW TO HELP" with the phrase "PLAN NOW" is underlined in blue. Below the text above, painted in blue, the text reads "PREPARE TO WORK IN A / CANNERY WHEN THE CALL / COMES. / SERVE YOUR COUNTRY... / EARN WHILE YOU SERVE." with both phrases next to a red painted star. Next to the phrases above is another blue rectangular square border with some painted text in red, bold at the top that says "HERE IS WHEN YOU WILL BE NEEDED". Inside of the blue rectangular square border are a stack of cans with some painted words in blue and bold that says "ASPARAGUS", "PEARS", "APRICOTS", "PEACHES", and "TOMATOES". Underneath each stack of can, there is some blue painted words resembling the months that say "15th April / May / 21st. 25th June / July / 1st 10th Aug. / 10th 30th Sept. / Oct. / 10th Nov." Below the text, at the bottom portion of the poster, painted in red, and in bold, the text reads "U.S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE . . . WAR MANPOWER COMMISION". Below the text above, there is a tiny printed insignia with some text in black that reads "ALLIED PRINTING / TRADES / UNION LABEL / COUNCIL / EAST BAY CITIES". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "INTER-CITY PRINTING CO." Dimensions: 25 x 21

Women of California Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster in an off white background with red and blue text with two blue rectangular shaped borders: one with a list of text along the top of the poster, and the other: a picture of can stacks on each other with some of the months on the bottom along the bottom of the poster. At top of the poster, painted in red, bold with big lettering, the text reads "WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA". Below the text above in the first blue rectangular shaped border, painted in red, bold with small lettering, the text reads "CANNED GOODS ARE BEING RATIONED" with part of the phrase "CANNED GO" outside the blue rectangular border. Below the text above, painted in blue, the text read

Image of 1973.238.038 - WWII Poster of Norman Rockwell's Freedom From Want, 1943. The poster is a Norman Rockwell painting of the inside of a house with a smiling large family on each end of a large dining room table with the matriarch holding a plate with a turkey and the patriarch standing behind her in front of the table. Above the painting is some text, in large and in bold, that say "OURS ... to fight for". Near the bottom of the painting, there is some text that says the name of the artist "Norman Rockwell". At the bottom right hand corner of the painting, there is some tiny text that says "Painting from the Saturday Evening Post". Below the painting, there is some text, in large and in bold, that says "FREEDOM FROM WANT". Below the text above, in tiny font, the text reads "OWI Poster No. 45. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.  /  U.S. GOVERMENT OFFICE PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-511886". 

Dimensions: 27.5 x 20

1973.238.038 - WWII Poster of Norman Rockwell's Freedom From Want, 1943. The poster is a Norman Rockwell painting of the inside of a house with a smiling large family on each end of a large dining room table with the matriarch holding a plate with a turkey and the patriarch standing behind her in front of the table. Above the painting is some text, in large and in bold, that say "OURS ... to fight for". Near the bottom of the painting, there is some text that says the name of the artist "Norman Rockwell". At the bottom right hand corner of the painting, there is some tiny text that says "Painting from the Saturday Evening Post". Below the painting, there is some text, in large and in bold, that says "FREEDOM FROM WANT". Below the text above, in tiny font, the text reads "OWI Poster No. 45. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C. / U.S. GOVERMENT OFFICE PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-511886". Dimensions: 27.5 x 20

WWII Poster of Norman Rockwell's Freedom From Want, 1943. The poster is a Norman Rockwell painting of the inside of a house with a smiling large family on each end of a large dining room table with the matriarch holding a plate with a turkey and the patriarch standing behind her in front of the table. Above the painting is some text, in large and in bold, that say "OURS ... to fight for". Near the bottom of the painting, there is some text that says the name of the artist "Norman Rockwell". At the bottom right hand corner of the painting, there is some tiny text that says "Painting from the Saturday Evening Post". Below the painting, there is some text, in large and in bold, that says "FREEDO

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

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 poste

Image of 1982.175.004 - Office of War Information WWII Poster, 1943. Poster in a white background of a smiling man in a navy blue uniform with white stripes with two stars on the back, and a white navy cap on his head carrying his equipment in one arm and his other arm with his hand outstretched open at the bottom. On the equipment that the soldier is carrying, written in black pencil in bold, the text reads "JOHN FALTER  /  USNR". In the middle of the equipment and right above the soldier, painted in black and bold, the text reads "...WATTS...". At the bottom left hand corner, in a red rectangular background border, painted in white with large lettering, the text reads "If you tell where  /  he's going ...  /  He may never  /  get there!". At the bottom of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING PRESS  :  1943--O-556153". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with small lettering, the text reads "Distributed for the Issuing Agency  /  by the Office of War Information".

Dimensions: 28 x 20

1982.175.004 - Office of War Information WWII Poster, 1943. Poster in a white background of a smiling man in a navy blue uniform with white stripes with two stars on the back, and a white navy cap on his head carrying his equipment in one arm and his other arm with his hand outstretched open at the bottom. On the equipment that the soldier is carrying, written in black pencil in bold, the text reads "JOHN FALTER / USNR". In the middle of the equipment and right above the soldier, painted in black and bold, the text reads "...WATTS...". At the bottom left hand corner, in a red rectangular background border, painted in white with large lettering, the text reads "If you tell where / he's going ... / He may never / get there!". At the bottom of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING PRESS : 1943--O-556153". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with small lettering, the text reads "Distributed for the Issuing Agency / by the Office of War Information". Dimensions: 28 x 20

Office of War Information WWII Poster, 1943. Poster in a white background of a smiling man in a navy blue uniform with white stripes with two stars on the back, and a white navy cap on his head carrying his equipment in one arm and his other arm with his hand outstretched open at the bottom. On the equipment that the soldier is carrying, written in black pencil in bold, the text reads "JOHN FALTER / USNR". In the middle of the equipment and right above the soldier, painted in black and bold, the text reads "...WATTS...". At the bottom left hand corner, in a red rectangular background border, painted in white with large lettering, the text reads "If you tell where / he's going ... / He m

Image of 1982.173.003 - Grow Your Own/Can Your Own Poster, 1943. This poster of a mother and daughter canning foods in jar is supposed to raise awareness among Americans to start rationing and canning foods for relief and money to the war. Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 16.

1982.173.003 - Grow Your Own/Can Your Own Poster, 1943. This poster of a mother and daughter canning foods in jar is supposed to raise awareness among Americans to start rationing and canning foods for relief and money to the war. Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 16.

Grow Your Own/Can Your Own Poster, 1943. This poster of a mother and daughter canning foods in jar is supposed to raise awareness among Americans to start rationing and canning foods for relief and money to the war. Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 16.

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

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

Image of 1982.174.002 - Office of War Information Poster, 1942. In a white background, this poster is a flag with white and red stripes and a blue rectangular square with white stars at the upper left hand corner. Below the flag, painted in black, bold, and in big lettering, the text reads "GIVE IT YOUR BEST!". Below the text above, printed in black, bold, smaller lettering than the text above, the text reads "OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION  /  POSTER NO. 9  /  WASHINGTON, D.C". Below the text above, printed in black, bold, and tinier than both of the text above, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942--O-488228".

Dimensions: 20 x 28.5

1982.174.002 - Office of War Information Poster, 1942. In a white background, this poster is a flag with white and red stripes and a blue rectangular square with white stars at the upper left hand corner. Below the flag, painted in black, bold, and in big lettering, the text reads "GIVE IT YOUR BEST!". Below the text above, printed in black, bold, smaller lettering than the text above, the text reads "OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION / POSTER NO. 9 / WASHINGTON, D.C". Below the text above, printed in black, bold, and tinier than both of the text above, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942--O-488228". Dimensions: 20 x 28.5

Office of War Information Poster, 1942. In a white background, this poster is a flag with white and red stripes and a blue rectangular square with white stars at the upper left hand corner. Below the flag, painted in black, bold, and in big lettering, the text reads "GIVE IT YOUR BEST!". Below the text above, printed in black, bold, smaller lettering than the text above, the text reads "OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION / POSTER NO. 9 / WASHINGTON, D.C". Below the text above, printed in black, bold, and tinier than both of the text above, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942--O-488228". Dimensions: 20 x 28.5

Image of 1982.176.008 - WWII Poster of a Woman carrying her groceries and books, 1943. Poster of a photograph of a woman in a green jacket, green hat, and yellow blouse holding her groceries in her left hand, her books in her right hand with soldiers with helmets and guns marching in a gray background above. In the middle of the poster, painted in white, bold with bigger text, the text reads "I'll carry   /   mine too!". Towards the right of her groceries, written in gray paint, the text says "SARRA". At the bottom of the poster, in a navy blue background, painted in white and bold and smaller text, the text reads "TRUCKS AND TIRES MUST LAST TILL VICTORY". Below that text above, printed in black with regular tiny font, the text says "OWI Poster No. 28. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.". Towards the middle of the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and tiny lettering says "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTED OFFICE : 1943--O-503155". Towards the right hand corner at the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and black reads "THE OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION". 

Dimensions: 28 x 20

1982.176.008 - WWII Poster of a Woman carrying her groceries and books, 1943. Poster of a photograph of a woman in a green jacket, green hat, and yellow blouse holding her groceries in her left hand, her books in her right hand with soldiers with helmets and guns marching in a gray background above. In the middle of the poster, painted in white, bold with bigger text, the text reads "I'll carry / mine too!". Towards the right of her groceries, written in gray paint, the text says "SARRA". At the bottom of the poster, in a navy blue background, painted in white and bold and smaller text, the text reads "TRUCKS AND TIRES MUST LAST TILL VICTORY". Below that text above, printed in black with regular tiny font, the text says "OWI Poster No. 28. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.". Towards the middle of the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and tiny lettering says "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTED OFFICE : 1943--O-503155". Towards the right hand corner at the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and black reads "THE OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION". Dimensions: 28 x 20

WWII Poster of a Woman carrying her groceries and books, 1943. Poster of a photograph of a woman in a green jacket, green hat, and yellow blouse holding her groceries in her left hand, her books in her right hand with soldiers with helmets and guns marching in a gray background above. In the middle of the poster, painted in white, bold with bigger text, the text reads "I'll carry / mine too!". Towards the right of her groceries, written in gray paint, the text says "SARRA". At the bottom of the poster, in a navy blue background, painted in white and bold and smaller text, the text reads "TRUCKS AND TIRES MUST LAST TILL VICTORY". Below that text above, printed in black with regular tiny fo

Image of 1982.180.002 - Army Specialized Training Reserve Program Poster, November 13, 1944. Poster in a white and blue background of three soldiers in uniform carrying books before climbing the stairs to a brown building with an arched doorway and an yellow and blue insignia of a mix between a candlestick and a lamp below. Above the brown building with the arched doorway, painted in red and big lettering, the text reads "Boy! What a break!" Below the soldiers in uniform, painted in blue, bold and in huge lettering in a white background, the text reads "ASTRP". The text "ASTRP" is faded in the white background with more text, painted in black and regular font, on top of the text "ASTRP" that reads "The Army Specialized Training Reserve Program offers high school   /  graduates who are 17 but not yet 17 years and 9 months of  /  age free college training. For information apply at any U.S.  /  Army Recruiting Station or consult your high school principal." Below the text above, painted in black and in bold, the text reads "ARMY SPECIALIZED TRAINING RESERVE PROGRAM". Below the text above in the bottom right hand corner, an insignia shaped like a shield with some small bold printed text that reads "NOVA EMANENTS". Below the text above, in the middle of the shield insignia, with small printed bold text that reads "RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU  /  UNITED STATES ARMY". Next to both of the text above, printed in black, bold, and small lettering, the text reads "P-149--RPB--11-3-44--60M".
 
Dimensions: 25 x 17

1982.180.002 - Army Specialized Training Reserve Program Poster, November 13, 1944. Poster in a white and blue background of three soldiers in uniform carrying books before climbing the stairs to a brown building with an arched doorway and an yellow and blue insignia of a mix between a candlestick and a lamp below. Above the brown building with the arched doorway, painted in red and big lettering, the text reads "Boy! What a break!" Below the soldiers in uniform, painted in blue, bold and in huge lettering in a white background, the text reads "ASTRP". The text "ASTRP" is faded in the white background with more text, painted in black and regular font, on top of the text "ASTRP" that reads "The Army Specialized Training Reserve Program offers high school / graduates who are 17 but not yet 17 years and 9 months of / age free college training. For information apply at any U.S. / Army Recruiting Station or consult your high school principal." Below the text above, painted in black and in bold, the text reads "ARMY SPECIALIZED TRAINING RESERVE PROGRAM". Below the text above in the bottom right hand corner, an insignia shaped like a shield with some small bold printed text that reads "NOVA EMANENTS". Below the text above, in the middle of the shield insignia, with small printed bold text that reads "RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU / UNITED STATES ARMY". Next to both of the text above, printed in black, bold, and small lettering, the text reads "P-149--RPB--11-3-44--60M". Dimensions: 25 x 17

Army Specialized Training Reserve Program Poster, November 13, 1944. Poster in a white and blue background of three soldiers in uniform carrying books before climbing the stairs to a brown building with an arched doorway and an yellow and blue insignia of a mix between a candlestick and a lamp below. Above the brown building with the arched doorway, painted in red and big lettering, the text reads "Boy! What a break!" Below the soldiers in uniform, painted in blue, bold and in huge lettering in a white background, the text reads "ASTRP". The text "ASTRP" is faded in the white background with more text, painted in black and regular font, on top of the text "ASTRP" that reads "The Army Speciali

Image of 1982.176.005 - WWII Poster of a woman stitching up a man's pants, 1943. A poster in a white background with a woman in yellow dress and brown shoes standing behind a man in a red shirt and blue pants that the woman is stitching with her hands with a needlepoint and red yarn as the man is holding on to the handle of his lawnmower in one hand, and the plug for the lawnmower in the other. Next to the woman and man, there is basket with a tape measurer, scissors, more yarn, and other accessories. Above the figures in the middle of the poster, in red and in bold, there is some painted text that reads "USE IT UP - WEAR IT OUT -  /  MAKE IT DO!". Below the figures in the middle of the poster, painted in black and in bold, there is some text that says "OUR LABOR AND OUR GOODS ARE FIGHTING". Below the text above, in tiny font, the printed text reads "OWI Poster No. 39. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.". Next to the text above, in black, bold with tiny lettering, the printed text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506726".

Dimensions: 28.125 x 21.75

1982.176.005 - WWII Poster of a woman stitching up a man's pants, 1943. A poster in a white background with a woman in yellow dress and brown shoes standing behind a man in a red shirt and blue pants that the woman is stitching with her hands with a needlepoint and red yarn as the man is holding on to the handle of his lawnmower in one hand, and the plug for the lawnmower in the other. Next to the woman and man, there is basket with a tape measurer, scissors, more yarn, and other accessories. Above the figures in the middle of the poster, in red and in bold, there is some painted text that reads "USE IT UP - WEAR IT OUT - / MAKE IT DO!". Below the figures in the middle of the poster, painted in black and in bold, there is some text that says "OUR LABOR AND OUR GOODS ARE FIGHTING". Below the text above, in tiny font, the printed text reads "OWI Poster No. 39. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.". Next to the text above, in black, bold with tiny lettering, the printed text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506726". Dimensions: 28.125 x 21.75

WWII Poster of a woman stitching up a man's pants, 1943. A poster in a white background with a woman in yellow dress and brown shoes standing behind a man in a red shirt and blue pants that the woman is stitching with her hands with a needlepoint and red yarn as the man is holding on to the handle of his lawnmower in one hand, and the plug for the lawnmower in the other. Next to the woman and man, there is basket with a tape measurer, scissors, more yarn, and other accessories. Above the figures in the middle of the poster, in red and in bold, there is some painted text that reads "USE IT UP - WEAR IT OUT - / MAKE IT DO!". Below the figures in the middle of the poster, painted in black and

Image of 1982.179.003 - Coast Guard Enlistment WWII Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to help promote awareness of applications to join the Coast Guard during WWII. Dimensions: 14 x 11.

1982.179.003 - Coast Guard Enlistment WWII Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to help promote awareness of applications to join the Coast Guard during WWII. Dimensions: 14 x 11.

Coast Guard Enlistment WWII Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to help promote awareness of applications to join the Coast Guard during WWII. Dimensions: 14 x 11.

Image of 1991.177.001 - Office of Defense Transportation Poster, 1945. The poster shows a man with his hands on his head, seating on a chair looking relaxed, with his newspaper on his lap with a pitcher and glass of lemonade, and two pipes on the side over a stand on the right, a book stand on the left with a fan and a picture of a man in uniform with his dog at the bottom staring towards the right. Above the man in the chair, there is some painted text in bold and green that says "Me travel?". At the far right of the poster next to the stand with lemonade and two pipes, in brown paint, the text reads "ALBERT DORNE". Below the dog, there is some painted text in bold that says "... not this summer  /  VACATION AT HOME  /  OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION"  The word "this" is underlined. Below the text above, the printed text in tiny, and bold reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE :  1945--O-643715". At the back of the poster, towards the left hand side in the middle, there is some printed text on the upper left hand corner in black square that says "AN URGENT MESSAGE   /  from the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT". Below the text above, the bold printed text reads "OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION    /   OFFICIAL BUSINESS". Towards the right side, the bold printed text says "PENALTY FOR PRIVACY USE TO AVOID  /  PAYMENT OF POSTAGE, $300". In the middle of both of these texts, the typed text says "The Mayor  /  San Mateo, California".

Dimensions: 26 x 18.5

1991.177.001 - Office of Defense Transportation Poster, 1945. The poster shows a man with his hands on his head, seating on a chair looking relaxed, with his newspaper on his lap with a pitcher and glass of lemonade, and two pipes on the side over a stand on the right, a book stand on the left with a fan and a picture of a man in uniform with his dog at the bottom staring towards the right. Above the man in the chair, there is some painted text in bold and green that says "Me travel?". At the far right of the poster next to the stand with lemonade and two pipes, in brown paint, the text reads "ALBERT DORNE". Below the dog, there is some painted text in bold that says "... not this summer / VACATION AT HOME / OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION" The word "this" is underlined. Below the text above, the printed text in tiny, and bold reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1945--O-643715". At the back of the poster, towards the left hand side in the middle, there is some printed text on the upper left hand corner in black square that says "AN URGENT MESSAGE / from the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT". Below the text above, the bold printed text reads "OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION / OFFICIAL BUSINESS". Towards the right side, the bold printed text says "PENALTY FOR PRIVACY USE TO AVOID / PAYMENT OF POSTAGE, $300". In the middle of both of these texts, the typed text says "The Mayor / San Mateo, California". Dimensions: 26 x 18.5

Office of Defense Transportation Poster, 1945. The poster shows a man with his hands on his head, seating on a chair looking relaxed, with his newspaper on his lap with a pitcher and glass of lemonade, and two pipes on the side over a stand on the right, a book stand on the left with a fan and a picture of a man in uniform with his dog at the bottom staring towards the right. Above the man in the chair, there is some painted text in bold and green that says "Me travel?". At the far right of the poster next to the stand with lemonade and two pipes, in brown paint, the text reads "ALBERT DORNE". Below the dog, there is some painted text in bold that says "... not this summer / VACATION AT HOM

Image of 1991.176.004 - Uncle Sam WWII Poster, 1943. Poster with a blue background of a man named Uncle Sam with white hair, goatee and a white hat with red and white stripes and white stars across a blue border with only his index finger from his hand raised up toward his mouth and one of his red and white stripes sleeves is showing. Above Uncle Sam is some painted text in bold and white that reads "I'M COUNTING ON YOU!". Below the red and white sleeve is some painted yellow text that looks like a signature reads "L Helquera". Below the picture of Uncle Sam, towards the right, is some painted text in bold that reads "DON'T DISCUSS:   /  TROOP MOVEMENTS  /  SHIP  SAILINGS  .   /   WAR EQUIPMENT". Below the poster toward the left hand corner, the printed text in small and regular font reads "OWI POSTER NO.78--20" X 28"  Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C." Below the poster toward the right hand corner, the printed text in small and bold reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-534057".

Dimensions: 27.5 x 21

1991.176.004 - Uncle Sam WWII Poster, 1943. Poster with a blue background of a man named Uncle Sam with white hair, goatee and a white hat with red and white stripes and white stars across a blue border with only his index finger from his hand raised up toward his mouth and one of his red and white stripes sleeves is showing. Above Uncle Sam is some painted text in bold and white that reads "I'M COUNTING ON YOU!". Below the red and white sleeve is some painted yellow text that looks like a signature reads "L Helquera". Below the picture of Uncle Sam, towards the right, is some painted text in bold that reads "DON'T DISCUSS: / TROOP MOVEMENTS / SHIP SAILINGS . / WAR EQUIPMENT". Below the poster toward the left hand corner, the printed text in small and regular font reads "OWI POSTER NO.78--20" X 28" Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C." Below the poster toward the right hand corner, the printed text in small and bold reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-534057". Dimensions: 27.5 x 21

Uncle Sam WWII Poster, 1943. Poster with a blue background of a man named Uncle Sam with white hair, goatee and a white hat with red and white stripes and white stars across a blue border with only his index finger from his hand raised up toward his mouth and one of his red and white stripes sleeves is showing. Above Uncle Sam is some painted text in bold and white that reads "I'M COUNTING ON YOU!". Below the red and white sleeve is some painted yellow text that looks like a signature reads "L Helquera". Below the picture of Uncle Sam, towards the right, is some painted text in bold that reads "DON'T DISCUSS: / TROOP MOVEMENTS / SHIP SAILINGS . / WAR EQUIPMENT". Below the poster to

Image of 1982.193.006 - Air Raid Warden window poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was made by George Dixon Press Inc., Passaic, N.J. Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5.

1982.193.006 - Air Raid Warden window poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was made by George Dixon Press Inc., Passaic, N.J. Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5.

Air Raid Warden window poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was made by George Dixon Press Inc., Passaic, N.J. Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5.

Image of 1982.187.004 - War Against Fires of War, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays two civilian fire guards hosing down a fire in a house. 

Dimensions: 22 x 14

1982.187.004 - War Against Fires of War, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays two civilian fire guards hosing down a fire in a house. Dimensions: 22 x 14

War Against Fires of War, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays two civilian fire guards hosing down a fire in a house. Dimensions: 22 x 14