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Northwestern University Library: The World War II Poster Collection

The Northwestern University Library's World War II Poster Collection contains 338 posters issued by the U.S. government in an attempt to garner support for the war effort between 1941 and 1945. To view the posters, select "Search the Collection" from the landing page. The items will then appear in rows, ten to each page. Readers may like to scout the posters at random, where they will find advertisements for war bonds, reminders of the dangers of fascism, exhortations for citizens to conserve resources, and many other examples of propaganda efforts. For example, one poster features a young girl holding a photograph of a man in uniform. The caption reads "What you're making may save my daddy's life," and was presumably designed to help inspire workers in a munitions factory. The site may also be browsed by creator, date, subject, and unit, as well as with the excellent search engine.
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