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National Museum of American History, For Your Country's Sake Today – For Your Own Sake Tomorrow

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National Museum of American History, For Your Country's Sake Today – For Your Own Sake Tomorrow, National Museum of American History., 1944

This poster, created by Steele Savage in 1944, appealed to the patriotism of women aged 20 to 35 to prompt them to enlist in the Women's Army Corps,…

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services., Eat the Basic Seven Everyday!

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services., Eat the Basic Seven Everyday!, National Archives, 1941-1945

In 1943, during World War II, the National Wartime Nutrition Guide was issued by the USDA. Food scarcity and wartime restrictions prompted…

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services., Plant a Victory Garden, Our Food is Fighting - Managing the Food Supply during World War II

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services., Plant a Victory Garden, Our Food is Fighting - Managing the Food Supply during World War II, Living History Farm, 1941-1945

"During World War II, the government had to ration certain foods (e.g., sugar, cheese, eggs, and coffee). In light of labor and transportation…

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The Straus Historical Society, Sissie Straus Lehman (1879-1950)

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The Straus Historical Society, Sissie Straus Lehman (1879-1950), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1920s

Sissie Straus Lehman (1879-1950) was the daughter of Nathan and Lina Gutherz Straus. In 1901 she married Irving Lehman (1876-1945). In 1940, Irving…

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Hayden Hayden, United Service Organizations

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Hayden Hayden, United Service Organizations, Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Unknown

World War II era poster of a smiling soldier and nurse. Supporting America’s troops was the first mission of the USO. In 1941, as it became clear that…

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Charles Henry Alston 1907-1977, Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) Pioneer in Blood Plasma Storage

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Charles Henry Alston 1907-1977, Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) Pioneer in Blood Plasma Storage, National Archives, 1943

Here we have what rarely happens in history, a life which crowds into a handful of years significance so great, men will never forget it. By Dr.…

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WV Broadcasting, Colonel Ruby Bradley - US Army Nurse

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WV Broadcasting, Colonel Ruby Bradley - US Army Nurse, WV Broadcasting, 1941

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Imperial War Museum, Penicillin

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Imperial War Museum, Penicillin, Imperial War Museum, Between 1939 and 1945 - first photo, July 20 2009 - second photo

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National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine / Ferree, Juke Joint Sniper

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National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine / Ferree, Juke Joint Sniper, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1942

In this 1942 poster by Ferree, a striking blonde woman lights up a cigarette in front of a bar. The woman has blond hair and wears a short-sleeved…

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Charles Henry Alston, A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative

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Charles Henry Alston, A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative, National Archives at College Park, 1943

Charles Alston, an African-American artist and educator, created this drawing in 1943. It shows a strong, healthy family (man, woman, and two…

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