Homefront Propaganda in Germany and the U.S.A.: Conservation
Posters in both nations urged citizens to conserve energy, water, and other resources.
The Coal Thief, 1940
There he is again! He's always hungry, his sack is always empty. Greedily he skulks around the oven, the stove or the dripping faucet. He sneaks around the window, the door or the light switch, stealing what he can. He steals from armaments production, which needs every little bit, he steals from city and countryside. Catch him!
Read more about it in the newspapers.
Water Conservation, 1941-1943
Your wartime duty! Don't waste water...
Do not use hose for washing your automobile
Do use water from a pail
Do not let water run a long time to get a drink
Do keep water in icebox instead
These posters were created by the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.