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Image of 2010.090.054 - U.S. Army WWII Sympathy Card.  Gray lightweight paper with black printing in script.  Image of flag at top bisected diagonally with black and gray overprint with stars.  4.25 x 6.25 x .5"

2010.090.054 - U.S. Army WWII Sympathy Card. Gray lightweight paper with black printing in script. Image of flag at top bisected diagonally with black and gray overprint with stars. 4.25 x 6.25 x .5"

U.S. Army WWII Sympathy Card. Gray lightweight paper with black printing in script. Image of flag at top bisected diagonally with black and gray overprint with stars. 4.25 x 6.25 x .5"

Image of 2010.090.055 - U.S. Army WWII Message Book. Unused. M-2010-A, Signal Corps.  Used for receiving radio messages or verbal transmittals. A copy was given to the recipient and a copy was kept in the book. Tan cardstock covered book with yellow message sheets. Carbon paper between message sheets. Book has two staples on left side.  Cover imprinted, "Message Book M-210-A / Signal Corps, U.S. Army." There is a circle on the bottom front with crossed flags and a torch and the words, "Pro Patria Ulgilans."

2010.090.055 - U.S. Army WWII Message Book. Unused. M-2010-A, Signal Corps. Used for receiving radio messages or verbal transmittals. A copy was given to the recipient and a copy was kept in the book. Tan cardstock covered book with yellow message sheets. Carbon paper between message sheets. Book has two staples on left side. Cover imprinted, "Message Book M-210-A / Signal Corps, U.S. Army." There is a circle on the bottom front with crossed flags and a torch and the words, "Pro Patria Ulgilans."

U.S. Army WWII Message Book. Unused. M-2010-A, Signal Corps. Used for receiving radio messages or verbal transmittals. A copy was given to the recipient and a copy was kept in the book. Tan cardstock covered book with yellow message sheets. Carbon paper between message sheets. Book has two staples on left side. Cover imprinted, "Message Book M-210-A / Signal Corps, U.S. Army." There is a circle on the bottom front with crossed flags and a torch and the words, "Pro Patria Ulgilans."

Image of 2010.090.072 - Rita Hayworth WWII Clipping.  Magazine clipping cut from Life Magazine.  Image of Rita Hayworth wearing light colored full-length lingerie with a black lace bodice.  She is kneeling on a bed.  Text beneath reads, "This picture ran in 1941; LIFE got letters.  /  Sirs:  /  Henceforth our bugler agrees to   /  blow reveille 15 minutes late, giving us  /  more time to dream of Rita Hayworth."  5 34/ x 3 1/4.

2010.090.072 - Rita Hayworth WWII Clipping. Magazine clipping cut from Life Magazine. Image of Rita Hayworth wearing light colored full-length lingerie with a black lace bodice. She is kneeling on a bed. Text beneath reads, "This picture ran in 1941; LIFE got letters. / Sirs: / Henceforth our bugler agrees to / blow reveille 15 minutes late, giving us / more time to dream of Rita Hayworth." 5 34/ x 3 1/4.

Rita Hayworth WWII Clipping. Magazine clipping cut from Life Magazine. Image of Rita Hayworth wearing light colored full-length lingerie with a black lace bodice. She is kneeling on a bed. Text beneath reads, "This picture ran in 1941; LIFE got letters. / Sirs: / Henceforth our bugler agrees to / blow reveille 15 minutes late, giving us / more time to dream of Rita Hayworth." 5 34/ x 3 1/4.

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 1982.193.005 - 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 0000.753.004 - Blackout Emergency Vehicle (E) Permits, c. 1942-1945. These permits were used for emergency vehicles during World War II.

0000.753.004 - Blackout Emergency Vehicle (E) Permits, c. 1942-1945. These permits were used for emergency vehicles during World War II.

Blackout Emergency Vehicle (E) Permits, c. 1942-1945. These permits were used for emergency vehicles during World War II.

Image of 0000.751.007X - War Bond Victory pamphlet, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet was used to raise awareness for people to buy victory loan war bonds in World War 2. This small pamphlet appears to be made of paper. The pamphlet is mostly in white. At the top of the pamphlet, in a black outside box, there is a red arrow pointing down from the top to mostly to the bottom with some black and bold text printed on the red arrow that reads "Let's Finish  /  the Job!". In the middle of the pamphlet, there are red stripes spaced along with a big black letter on top of the red stripes that reads "V". Below that letter, in black and in bold that is spaced out in a white background that reads "VICTORY  /  LOAN".  The text "VICTORY  /  LOAN" is in medium lettering. Below the text above, in a black background, in white and in bold and spaced out that reads "Descriptive  /  Folder". The text "Descriptive  /  Folder" is in medium lettering. Below the text above, still in the black background, in white, bold with small lettering, the text reads "WAR FINANCE DIVISION   /  U.S. TREASURY DEPT.". In between the text "WAR FINANCE DIVISION   /  U.S. TREASURY DEPT.", there appears to be a white star. At the bottom left hand corner, in black, bold with small lettering, the text reads "WFD-33". 

Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

0000.751.007X - War Bond Victory pamphlet, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet was used to raise awareness for people to buy victory loan war bonds in World War 2. This small pamphlet appears to be made of paper. The pamphlet is mostly in white. At the top of the pamphlet, in a black outside box, there is a red arrow pointing down from the top to mostly to the bottom with some black and bold text printed on the red arrow that reads "Let's Finish / the Job!". In the middle of the pamphlet, there are red stripes spaced along with a big black letter on top of the red stripes that reads "V". Below that letter, in black and in bold that is spaced out in a white background that reads "VICTORY / LOAN". The text "VICTORY / LOAN" is in medium lettering. Below the text above, in a black background, in white and in bold and spaced out that reads "Descriptive / Folder". The text "Descriptive / Folder" is in medium lettering. Below the text above, still in the black background, in white, bold with small lettering, the text reads "WAR FINANCE DIVISION / U.S. TREASURY DEPT.". In between the text "WAR FINANCE DIVISION / U.S. TREASURY DEPT.", there appears to be a white star. At the bottom left hand corner, in black, bold with small lettering, the text reads "WFD-33". Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

War Bond Victory pamphlet, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet was used to raise awareness for people to buy victory loan war bonds in World War 2. This small pamphlet appears to be made of paper. The pamphlet is mostly in white. At the top of the pamphlet, in a black outside box, there is a red arrow pointing down from the top to mostly to the bottom with some black and bold text printed on the red arrow that reads "Let's Finish / the Job!". In the middle of the pamphlet, there are red stripes spaced along with a big black letter on top of the red stripes that reads "V". Below that letter, in black and in bold that is spaced out in a white background that reads "VICTORY / LOAN". The text "VICTO

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 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 0000.751.007W - War Bond Questions and Answers pamphlet on bonds and stamps, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet is a small guide on the questions and answers for US War Savings Bonds (Series E) and Stamps. Pamphlet looks like it is made of paper. At the top center of the pamphlet, there is an insignia of a man in a patriotic outfit standing in front of the American flag. In front of him, there is a white long ribbon with blue and bold text printed on it that says "QUESTIONS and ANSWERS". The text "and" is smaller than the rest of the text above.  Below the man, in small lettering and in blue, the text reads "about". Below the text above, in a white inside border with a blue outline around it in the shape of a shield, in blue, the text reads "United States / WAR  SAVINGS  /  BONDS (Series E) and  /  STAMPS". The text "United States" is in blue and regular lettering. The text "WAR SAVINGS  /  BONDS …  /  STAMPS" are in blue, bold and large lettering. The text "(Series E)  and" is in blue and small lettering. Below all of the text above, in the same a white inside border with a blue outline around it in the shape of a shield, there are three stars in blue. Below the shield, at the bottom of the pamphlet, there is rectangular shaped square in blue.

Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

0000.751.007W - War Bond Questions and Answers pamphlet on bonds and stamps, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet is a small guide on the questions and answers for US War Savings Bonds (Series E) and Stamps. Pamphlet looks like it is made of paper. At the top center of the pamphlet, there is an insignia of a man in a patriotic outfit standing in front of the American flag. In front of him, there is a white long ribbon with blue and bold text printed on it that says "QUESTIONS and ANSWERS". The text "and" is smaller than the rest of the text above. Below the man, in small lettering and in blue, the text reads "about". Below the text above, in a white inside border with a blue outline around it in the shape of a shield, in blue, the text reads "United States / WAR SAVINGS / BONDS (Series E) and / STAMPS". The text "United States" is in blue and regular lettering. The text "WAR SAVINGS / BONDS … / STAMPS" are in blue, bold and large lettering. The text "(Series E) and" is in blue and small lettering. Below all of the text above, in the same a white inside border with a blue outline around it in the shape of a shield, there are three stars in blue. Below the shield, at the bottom of the pamphlet, there is rectangular shaped square in blue. Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

War Bond Questions and Answers pamphlet on bonds and stamps, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet is a small guide on the questions and answers for US War Savings Bonds (Series E) and Stamps. Pamphlet looks like it is made of paper. At the top center of the pamphlet, there is an insignia of a man in a patriotic outfit standing in front of the American flag. In front of him, there is a white long ribbon with blue and bold text printed on it that says "QUESTIONS and ANSWERS". The text "and" is smaller than the rest of the text above. Below the man, in small lettering and in blue, the text reads "about". Below the text above, in a white inside border with a blue outline around it in the shape of a shiel

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 0000.751.007Y - War bond pamphlet with prices and maturity values, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet gives an overview of US War Bonds Series E and F, its interest rate, its prices and maturity values, redemption and limit of ownership. 

Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

0000.751.007Y - War bond pamphlet with prices and maturity values, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet gives an overview of US War Bonds Series E and F, its interest rate, its prices and maturity values, redemption and limit of ownership. Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

War bond pamphlet with prices and maturity values, c. 1942-1945. This pamphlet gives an overview of US War Bonds Series E and F, its interest rate, its prices and maturity values, redemption and limit of ownership. Dimensions: 8 x 3.5

Image of 1982.147.020 - Three Cities Waste Paper Drive Postcard, 1944. This postcard was used to raise awareness of a Waste Paper Drive on Sunday October 15, 1944, located on B Street in San Mateo, CA by the Three Cities War Council which would help in the efforts and relief in World War II. This was directed towards residents of San Mateo.

1982.147.020 - Three Cities Waste Paper Drive Postcard, 1944. This postcard was used to raise awareness of a Waste Paper Drive on Sunday October 15, 1944, located on B Street in San Mateo, CA by the Three Cities War Council which would help in the efforts and relief in World War II. This was directed towards residents of San Mateo.

Three Cities Waste Paper Drive Postcard, 1944. This postcard was used to raise awareness of a Waste Paper Drive on Sunday October 15, 1944, located on B Street in San Mateo, CA by the Three Cities War Council which would help in the efforts and relief in World War II. This was directed towards residents of San Mateo.

Image of 1982.147.030 - Three Cities Civil Defense Block Plan, c. 1942-1945. This document is an overview of Civilian War Services' block plan which gives a diagram of how civil home defense is implemented into a city or mulitple cities. This is used to provided civilian protection and services in a time of war.

1982.147.030 - Three Cities Civil Defense Block Plan, c. 1942-1945. This document is an overview of Civilian War Services' block plan which gives a diagram of how civil home defense is implemented into a city or mulitple cities. This is used to provided civilian protection and services in a time of war.

Three Cities Civil Defense Block Plan, c. 1942-1945. This document is an overview of Civilian War Services' block plan which gives a diagram of how civil home defense is implemented into a city or mulitple cities. This is used to provided civilian protection and services in a time of war.

Image of 1982.192.001 - Air Raid Warden Notice, January 9, 1942. This is an air raid warden notice to residents in the area who are hard of hearing the air raid sirens with special instructions. The purpose of this notice is to help the residents out of their home in case of air raid attack in a time of war.

1982.192.001 - Air Raid Warden Notice, January 9, 1942. This is an air raid warden notice to residents in the area who are hard of hearing the air raid sirens with special instructions. The purpose of this notice is to help the residents out of their home in case of air raid attack in a time of war.

Air Raid Warden Notice, January 9, 1942. This is an air raid warden notice to residents in the area who are hard of hearing the air raid sirens with special instructions. The purpose of this notice is to help the residents out of their home in case of air raid attack in a time of war.

Image of 1982.192.002 - Gas Self Aid San Mateo County War Council Sign, c. 1942-1945. This sign is used to raise awareness of the decontamination squad within the San Mateo County War Council to the rest of the residents in San Mateo County. The purpose is for residents to be aware and know certain insignia for civil defense during war times in San Mateo County.

1982.192.002 - Gas Self Aid San Mateo County War Council Sign, c. 1942-1945. This sign is used to raise awareness of the decontamination squad within the San Mateo County War Council to the rest of the residents in San Mateo County. The purpose is for residents to be aware and know certain insignia for civil defense during war times in San Mateo County.

Gas Self Aid San Mateo County War Council Sign, c. 1942-1945. This sign is used to raise awareness of the decontamination squad within the San Mateo County War Council to the rest of the residents in San Mateo County. The purpose is for residents to be aware and know certain insignia for civil defense during war times in San Mateo County.

Image of 1982.192.003 - Three Cities Defense Council Doctor sign, c. 1942-1945. This sign is used by the Three Cities Defense Council to let residents and other civil defense volunteers know who are the doctors in the civil defense program. The purpose of this item is to have more efficiency and awareness in case of air raids and other mishaps on the home front in times of war.

1982.192.003 - Three Cities Defense Council Doctor sign, c. 1942-1945. This sign is used by the Three Cities Defense Council to let residents and other civil defense volunteers know who are the doctors in the civil defense program. The purpose of this item is to have more efficiency and awareness in case of air raids and other mishaps on the home front in times of war.

Three Cities Defense Council Doctor sign, c. 1942-1945. This sign is used by the Three Cities Defense Council to let residents and other civil defense volunteers know who are the doctors in the civil defense program. The purpose of this item is to have more efficiency and awareness in case of air raids and other mishaps on the home front in times of war.

Image of 0000.751.001F - Telegram from War Bond staff, May 23, 1942. This telegram was used to inform of their war bond staff of what to say to their customers whom are buying war bonds in World War II.

0000.751.001F - Telegram from War Bond staff, May 23, 1942. This telegram was used to inform of their war bond staff of what to say to their customers whom are buying war bonds in World War II.

Telegram from War Bond staff, May 23, 1942. This telegram was used to inform of their war bond staff of what to say to their customers whom are buying war bonds in World War II.

Image of 1969.107 - San Mateo County Community Facilities & Defense Data Map and San Mateo County Highway Map, December 1941.  Includes two maps.The first map shows the highways connecting the cities within San Mateo County, with red marks indicating land and bridge routes, blue for water routes, and black for outposts for the US army in World War II. The first map was imprinted by San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. The second map displays San Mateo County community facilities and defense data important during war efforts. The second map was imprinted by the San Mateo County Planning Commission.

Dimensions of Map 1: 61 1/4 x 36.5 
Dimensions of Map 2: 30.5 x 18

1969.107 - San Mateo County Community Facilities & Defense Data Map and San Mateo County Highway Map, December 1941. Includes two maps.The first map shows the highways connecting the cities within San Mateo County, with red marks indicating land and bridge routes, blue for water routes, and black for outposts for the US army in World War II. The first map was imprinted by San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. The second map displays San Mateo County community facilities and defense data important during war efforts. The second map was imprinted by the San Mateo County Planning Commission. Dimensions of Map 1: 61 1/4 x 36.5 Dimensions of Map 2: 30.5 x 18

San Mateo County Community Facilities & Defense Data Map and San Mateo County Highway Map, December 1941. Includes two maps.The first map shows the highways connecting the cities within San Mateo County, with red marks indicating land and bridge routes, blue for water routes, and black for outposts for the US army in World War II. The first map was imprinted by San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. The second map displays San Mateo County community facilities and defense data important during war efforts. The second map was imprinted by the San Mateo County Planning Commission. Dimensions of Map 1: 61 1/4 x 36.5 Dimensions of Map 2: 30.5 x 18

Image of 1977.113.A.003 - WWI & WWII newspapers with headlines of war, December 8, 1941. A collection of San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle with headlines of the bombing of Hawaii, the Phillipines, and Singapore and Guam attacked during WWII.

1977.113.A.003 - WWI & WWII newspapers with headlines of war, December 8, 1941. A collection of San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle with headlines of the bombing of Hawaii, the Phillipines, and Singapore and Guam attacked during WWII.

WWI & WWII newspapers with headlines of war, December 8, 1941. A collection of San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle with headlines of the bombing of Hawaii, the Phillipines, and Singapore and Guam attacked during WWII.