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US poster with text encouraging the sharing of homes

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.49

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    Brief Narrative
    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
    publication/distribution:  1943
    publication: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
    front, top, white on purple field : A WAR MESSAGE
    front, center, red ink : SHARE YOUR HOME WITH A WAR WORKER
    front, bottom, black ink : U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943–O-537261
    Printer: United States Government Printing Office

    Physical Details

    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Text only poster with white ink text within a purple rectangle at the top and 4 lines of red uppercase text below.
    overall: Height: 28.000 inches (71.12 cm) | Width: 22.000 inches (55.88 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The poster was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by David and Zelda Silberman.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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