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Envelope with Treasury Department War Savings Staff label

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.60 a

Paper envelope with printed postal information used to mail US war posters. It was issued by the Treasury Department and distributed by the Office of War Information. On June 13, 1942 the OWI was created with the purpose of communicating the war to the American public by posters, photographs, radio shows, and films. They commissioned work from leading artists of the period. The OWI’s goal was to place posters in the street-level windows of every store, office, and restaurant in every city and town across the United States. The posters would be exchanged for new ones every two weeks.

Date
1944  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Correspondence
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:51
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