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US poster depicting a smiling soldier holding a silver canteen cup

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.48

US poster featuring a helmeted soldier with a big grin on his face holding a canteen cup to his mouth encouraging the public to conserve food to help feed the soldiers. This poster was part of a series distributed by the Office of War Information. The need to manage the war on the Home Front led to the establishment of the OWI in June 1942. This office controlled the design and distribution of war information to the American public in posters, photographs, radio shows, and films. They commissioned work from leading artists of the period to create posters. The man in this photo is Thomas J. Murray who was the portrayal for GI Joe and served as the face for war rationing on many posters from 1943-1945.

Artwork Title
Do With Less So They’ll Have Enough! Rationing Gives You Your Fair Share
publication/distribution:  1943
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:29
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