Victory Farm Volunteers brochure, July 1943

297596
Date
1943
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Selected Documents
Description
Brochure describing the Victory Farm Volunteers program, a subsidiary program of the U.S. Crop Corps. The brochure called on American boys and girls to work on farms to help support the effort to produce the necessary amount of food for the war effort. Victory Farm Volunteers were paid wages, althou...
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Plant a Victory Garden, Our Food is Fighting - poster

297599
Date
1943
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Description
Poster encouraging families to grow their own vegetables in "Victory Gardens." By producing their own food, American families would help conserve supplies of processed foods for use by American soldiers and other operatives.
Type
text

Rationing Means a Fair Share for All of Us - poster

297600
Date
1943
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Description
Poster encouraging citizens to comply with the rationing system in place during World War II. Many consumer goods such as rubber, fuel, meat, bread, sugar, and other items were strictly rationed to conserve supplies for the war effort.
Type
text

Serve Our Fighting Men Abroad, Conserve These Services at Home - poster

297601
Date
1943
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Description
Poster encouraging citizens to conserve electricity, water, communications, and transportation space for the war effort. Government agencies used a variety of posters and slogans to encourage citizens to fight waste and hoarding during World War II.
Type
text

Official Civilian Defense Insignia - poster

297603
Date
1942
Collection
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Description
Poster showing the various insignia used by the divisions of the Office of Civilian Defense and their subsidiaries throughout the United States during World War II. The Office of Civilian Defense encouraged all citizens to volunteer in some capacity during the war - local defense councils handled wa...
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Find Your War Job in Industry - Agriculture - Business - poster, 1943

297605
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster produced by the United States Office of War Information showing a woman working at a machine saying, "I've found the job where I fit best." The poster encourages citizens, women in particular, to get jobs in industry, agriculture, or business.
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Grow Your Own, Can Your Own - poster, 1943

297606
Date
1943
Collection
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Description
Poster encouraging citizens to grow and preserve their own food to help conserve processed food supplies for wartime use. This was Poster #57 produced by the United States Office of War Information. The poster's princpal image depicts a woman and her daughter canning vegetables together.
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Work on a Farm This Summer, Join the U.S. Crop Corps - poster

297607
Date
1943
Collection
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Description
Poster encouraging citizens to work on a farm during the summer months to help ease the ongoing farm labor shortage during World War II. The poster directed readers to see the nearest U.S. Employment Service location or a local county agent to learn more about joining the U.S. Crop Corps.
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Be a Cadet Nurse, the Girl with a Future - poster

297608
Date
1943
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Description
Poster encouraging women to sign up to join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Distributed by the United States Office of War Information.
Type
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What Women Do in the WAAC - poster

297609
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster describing women's contributions in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, as well as what they were typically paid. The poster describes typical duties and eligibility requirements.
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text

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