The National Archives Powers of Persuasion
Poster Art from WW II
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Introduction

About this Exhibit

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Part 1

Man the Guns!

It`s a Woman`s War Too!

United We Win

Use it Up, Wear it Out

Four Freedoms

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Part 2

Warning! Our Homes
Are in Danger Now!

This is Nazi Brutality

He`s Watching You

He Knew the Meaning
of Sacrifice

Stamp `Em Out!

Man the Guns

Astronomical quantities of everything and to hell with civilian needs.
--Donald Nelson, Chairman of the War Production Board, describing the military view of the American wartime industry.

During the war years, gasoline, rubber, sugar, butter, and meat were rationed. Government publicity reminded people that shortages of these materials occurred because they were going to the troops, and that civilians should take part in conservation and salvage campaigns.

Waste Helps the Enemy
by Vanderlaan

Produced by the
Douglas Aircraft Company
NARA Still Picture Branch
(NWDNS-79-WP-103)

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Poster Waste Helps the Enemy
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When You Ride Alone
You Ride With Hitler!

by Weimer Pursell, 1943

Printed by the Government
Printing Office for the Office
of Price Administration
NARA Still Picture Branch
(NWDNS-188-PP-42)

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Poster When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!
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Save Waste Fats for Explosives
by Henry Koerner, 1943

Printed by the Government
Printing Office for the
Office of War Information
NARA Still Picture Branch
(NWDNS-44-PA-380)

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Poster Save Waste Fats for Explosives--Take Them to Your Meat Dealer

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