Less dangerous than careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

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Illustration of a coiled, green-eyed rattlesnake with blood dripping from its mouth and fangs, ready to strike. Blood is also pooled on the floor next to the snake.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 51 cm.

Creation Information

Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965. 1944.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 8157 times , with 60 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Less dangerous than careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

Illustration of a coiled, green-eyed rattlesnake with blood dripping from its mouth and fangs, ready to strike. Blood is also pooled on the floor next to the snake.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 51 cm.

Notes

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1944-O-603532"

Original mailing information and information about the author printed on verso.

Originally sent to Joseph Lyman Kingsbury, State Historical Collection, North Texas State Teacher College, Denton Texas from the U.S. War Department, Washington 25, DC.

"Distributed for the issuing agencies by O.W.I."

Listed in Checklist '76: reel 105.

Listed in 1944 Monthly Catalog, p.1329.

According to the Monthly Catalog entry, this poster was issued in both 39.9" x 28.4" and 27.9" x 20" sizes. According to the Checklist, the larger poster is classed: W 3.46/1:T 14/20; the smaller poster is classed: W 3.46/1:T 14/21.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 178
  • Government Documents No.: W 3.46/1:T 14/21
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Dorne 2
  • OCLC: 12402606 | External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2849446 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc489

Collections

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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.

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.

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Creation Date

  • 1944

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 10:55 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 6:05 p.m.

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Yesterday: 2
Past 30 days: 60
Total Uses: 8,157

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Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965. Less dangerous than careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment., poster, 1944; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc489/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.