Homemaker's war guide.

One of 45 posters in the series: OWI poster available on this site.

Description

Chart with columns providing illustrated suggestions for supporting the war effort. Colors used are red, blue, black/gray and white. Topics include conserving, storing, and reusing food, textiles, rubber, and metals, and instructions for taking protective measures in case of attack, and for participating in wartime community organizations. Centered at top of the poster is a graphic image representing women in various work and military uniforms, standing with airplanes, ambulances, a car, and a tank. The "homemaker" is highlighted at center and is represented wearing an apron, holding a saucepan, standing inside a red house.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 56 cm.

Creation Information

United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. 1942.

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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 2131 times , with 16 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Chart with columns providing illustrated suggestions for supporting the war effort. Colors used are red, blue, black/gray and white. Topics include conserving, storing, and reusing food, textiles, rubber, and metals, and instructions for taking protective measures in case of attack, and for participating in wartime community organizations. Centered at top of the poster is a graphic image representing women in various work and military uniforms, standing with airplanes, ambulances, a car, and a tank. The "homemaker" is highlighted at center and is represented wearing an apron, holding a saucepan, standing inside a red house.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 56 cm.

Notes

Contents: Plan -- Conserve -- Salvage -- Air raid protection.

"Victory begins at home, do your part"--Centered at bottom.

"OWI Poster No. 20. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C."

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942-O-498305"

Listed in 1943 Monthly Catalog, p. 355.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 133
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.5015:20
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 OWI 5
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc521

Collections

This poster is part of the following collections of related materials.

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

  • 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 9:56 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

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United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. Homemaker's war guide., poster, 1942; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc521/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.