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US poster with text encouraging the sharing of homes

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.49

Text only US poster encouraging people to share their homes with a war worker. This poster was part of a campaign launched by the National Housing Agency entitled “Share Your Home” which encouraged families to house migrant workers from nearby factories. American factories built or expanded their facilities to accommodate huge war contracts which attracted thousands of migrant workers who traveled to cities such as Los Angeles, Detroit, and Baltimore. To accommodate the huge influx of workers, the government began building war worker housing, converting single family homes to support 2 or more families, imposing rent control, and encouraging the public to house workers.

Artwork Title
Share Your Home With a War Worker
Date
1943  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:08
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