These World War II-era posters, were issued by various U.S. government and other Allied agencies. These posters represent the Allies' effort, through art, illustration, and photographs, to pull their people together in a time of adversity for their countries and population.
The posters were intended for display in libraries, post offices, schools, factories, and other public places. Some address home efforts for conservation of materials and rationing; others exhort workers to greater productivity and quality output; while others warn of the dangers of innocently leaking critical defense information to unsuspected enemy agents. Women are encouraged to work in factories or military support positions, and instructed how to behave in these situations. Some of the posters are targeted directly at school children, including charts illustrating how specific savings amounts could outfit the equipment and supplies needed by a brave G.I. soldier. Various series address themes such as nutrition, or investment in war bonds. Some themes were repeated by several government agencies, and some mottoes or insignia appear in a variety of settings, such as the goal of investing "At least 10%" in war bonds.