Photo Gallery: Propaganda Posters

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Browse a collection of World War-II era posters.

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Waste helps the enemy. A call to conserve all materials and aid the war effort.

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Rosie the Riveter promises, "We can do it!"

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The Sowers shows the brutal enemy tossing skulls to the ground.

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Silence on all war matters was a matter of life and death accoring to this poster. This family received a gold star flag when their son -- presumably a sailor -- was killed in action "....because somebody talked!"

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"You talk of sacrifice" reminds people of the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces.

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Support the war effort, help stave off the Nazis, "Buy war bonds".

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The government encouraged people to carpool and save on gasoline. "Join a car-sharing club today!"

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'Careless Talk' posters reminded Americans that the enemy was everywhere … he is listening and "He's watching you."

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Man the guns and join the Navy.

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Women were called up to do their part by joining the workforce. "Victory waits on your fingers".

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