A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

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A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 56 cm.

Creation Information

Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962. 1942.

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Description

A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 56 cm.

Notes

"Anton Otto Fischer"--Printed at lower left corner of picture.

"OWI Poster No. 24. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D. C. "--Printed at bottom of poster, below picture.

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942-O-502219"

Listed in 1943 Monthly Catalog, p. 488.

UNT Library has another copy. (Historical Collection no. Y2029; DB #244)

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 243
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.5015:24
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Fischer 1
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2846820 | External Link
  • OCLC: 40636871 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc449

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World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images.

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Creation Date

  • 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 8:37 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 5:58 p.m.

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Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962. A careless word-- : --a needless sinking., poster, 1942; Washington, D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc449/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.