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WWII Homefront: Pitching In
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A more detailed examination of this topic is planned for the future. In the meantime, this small archive is presented.
War Bonds, Stamps, and Savings
5th War Loan promotion, version 1
sound 5th War Loan promotion, version 1
5th War Loan promotion, version 2
sound 5th War Loan promotion, version 2
War Bonds Ad with Frank Sinatra
sound War Bonds Ad with Frank Sinatra
Buy Stamps and Bonds
sound Buy Stamps and Bonds
Payroll Savings Promotion
sound Payroll Savings Promotion
Philco Corporation War Bond Advertisement, anti-Axis
Philco Corporation War Bond Advertisement, anti-Axis
RCA War Bonds Advertisment
RCA War Bonds Advertisment
Victory Ship Bank
Victory Ship Bank (4 views)
Liberty Bell Bank
Liberty Bell Bank (3 views)
War Bond Missile Savings Bank
War Bond Missile Savings Bank (2 views)
Postal Cover: "For Defense Buy United States Savings Bonds"
Postal Cover: "For Defense Buy United States Savings Bonds"
Postal Cover: "It's More Than a War Bond"
Postal Cover: "It's More Than a War Bond"
Postal Cover: "Keep His Bayonet Sharp With Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Keep His Bayonet Sharp With Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Portrait of a Patriot--Buy War Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Portrait of a Patriot--Buy War Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Speed; All-Out Production With War Bonds And War Stamps"
Postal Cover: "Speed; All-Out Production With War Bonds And War Stamps"
Postal Cover: "Triumph Over Tyranny; Buy War Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Triumph Over Tyranny; Buy War Bonds"
Postal Cover: "A Bond to Save Our People From Bondage," 1942
Postal Cover: "A Bond to Save Our People From Bondage," 1942
My Victory Book War Stamp, Fold-out (6 pgs)
My Victory Book War Stamp, Fold-out (6 pgs)
1942 Savings Bond Stamp Booklet
1942 Savings Bond Stamp Booklet (2 views)
 
 
Rationing, Scrap Drives, Donations, Sacrifice
Photograph: Scrap Records Drive, July 3, 1943
Photograph: Scrap Records Drive, July 3, 1943
Baseball Score Card for a game promoting Army-Navy Relief
Baseball Score Card for a game promoting Army-Navy Relief
Postal Cover: "Whose Blood Will Save Him? Protestant, Catholic, Jew--It's all American Blood"
Postal Cover: "Whose Blood Will Save Him? Protestant, Catholic, Jew--It's all American Blood"
This is the Army Relief Promotion with Jimmy Durante
sound "This is the Army" Relief Promotion with Jimmy Durante
War Ration Book 2
War Ration Book 2
War Ration Book 4
War Ration Book 4 (4 views)
Office of Price Administration Ration Tokens
Office of Price Administration Ration Tokens (2 views)
Article: "Why the Meat Shortage?" by Harry Henderson
Article: "Why the Meat Shortage?" by Harry Henderson (USDA), Woman's Day, November 1942, pg 35
Women's Day War Food Bulletin (first issue)
Women's Day War Food Bulletin (first issue)
February 1943
Skinless Frankfurters Ad: "Our Government Says: Don't Waste Food"
Skinless Frankfurters Ad: "Our Government Says: Don't Waste Food"
V for Volunteer Button
V for Volunteer Button
Volunteer Button
Volunteer Button
War Chest Pin
War Chest Pin
   
Are You Still Saving Used Fat?
sound Are You Still Saving Used Fat?
Gas Rationing, with Fibbery McGee and Molly
sound Gas Rationing, with Fibber McGee and Molly
Homefront Sacrifice
sound Homefront Sacrifice
Is Your Trip Necessary?
sound Is Your Trip Necessary?
Kraft Dinner Saves Ration Points
sound Kraft Dinner Saves Ration Points
America's Fighting Men Need Meat!
sound America's Fighting Men Need Meat!
Price Control
sound Price Control
Save Paper
sound Save Paper
Sugar Rationing Is Necessary
sound Sugar Rationing Is Necessary
Conserve Sugar and Gasoline
sound Conserve Sugar and Gasoline
Texaco Car Warden
sound Texaco Car Warden
Tire Registration Week
sound Tire Registration Week
Patriotic Message From Fibber McGee and Molly
sound Patriotic Message From Fibber McGee and Molly
Have Your Own Victory Garden
sound Have Your Own Victory Garden
Waste Paper Shortage
sound Waste Paper Shortage
 
Service
Blue Star Window Banner: "Serving Our Country"
Blue Star Window Banner: "Serving Our Country"
Poster: "True Blue," featuring an African American family
Poster: "True Blue," featuring an African American family
Poster: The U.S. Marines Want You; Enlist Today
Poster: The U.S. Marines Want You; Enlist Today
Sign: Fight; Let's Go!; Join the Navy
Sign: Fight; Let's Go!; Join the Navy
The Army Woman's Handbook
The Army Woman's Handbook
Ad: "What did you do today...for freedom?
Ad: "What did you do today...for freedom?
Royledge Shelving Ad: "A decoration to you Mrs. War-Wife"
Royledge Shelving Ad: "A decoration to you Mrs. War-Wife"
Nabisco Ad: "What will your family do about 'snacks' while you're busy with OCD meeting?
Nabisco Ad: "What will your family do about 'snacks' while you're busy with OCD meeting?
Join the WAC; Become a Laboratory Technician
sound Join the WAC; Become a Laboratory Technician
Enlist Now as an Air WAC
sound Enlist Now as an Air WAC
To Speed Them Back, Join the WAC
sound To Speed Them Back, Join the WAC
Join the WAC; Kraft Music Hall segment with Bing Crosby
sound Join the WAC; Kraft Music Hall segment with Bing Crosby
     
 
War Workers
Rheingold Beer Ad Featuring Woman War Worker, 1943
Rheingold Beer Ad Featuring Woman War Worker, 1943
Button: "The Man Behind the Man Behind the Gun"
Button: "The Man Behind the Man Behind the Gun"
War Worker Merit Award Pin from Packard
War Worker Merit Award Pin from Packard
Production "E" War Worker Pin
Production "E" War Worker Pin
Poster: "Don't Talk Out of Turn!"
Poster: "Don't Talk Out of Turn!"
Poster: "Longing Won't Bring Him Back Sooner, Get a War Job!"
Poster: "Longing Won't Bring Him Back Sooner, Get a War Job!"
Poster: "Twice a Patriot"
Poster: "Twice a Patriot!"
Poster: "Victory Waits on Your Fingers"
Poster: "Victory Waits on Your Fingers"
Poster: "We Can Do It!"
Poster: "We Can Do It!" (featuring "Rosie the Riveter"
Rosie the Riveter, by Norman Rockwell
Rosie the Riveter, by Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post, May 29, 1943
Rosie the Riveter (1944) Movie Poster
Rosie the Riveter (1944) Movie Poster
Rosie the Riveter (1944) Movie Poster
Rosie the Riveter (1944) Movie Poster
Poster: "We're All In the Army Now"
Poster: "We're All In the Army Now"
Wrigley's Gum Ad: "Give Him a Victory Lunch"
Wrigley's Gum Ad: "Give Him a Victory Lunch"
Spensers Supports Ad: "I lost $16.14 wages in one week without my SPENCER...worse, still, cut my war output!"
Spensers Supports Ad: "I lost $16.14 wages in one week without my SPENCER...worse, still, cut my war output!"
Spam Ad: "What do you cook at home for Dick?"
Spam Ad: "What do you cook at home for Dick?"
Navy Salute from Camels, with Jack Benny
sound Navy Salute from Camels, with Jack Benny
     
 
Security (Blackouts, Stopping Rumors)
Postcard: "Air Raid and Black Out"
Postcard: "Air Raid and Black Out"

Postcard: "What We Found in Last Night's Blackout"
Postcard: "What We Found in Last Night's Blackout"
Poster: "No Room For Rumors"
Poster: "No Room For Rumors"
Careless Talk Doomed a Fast Tanker
sound Careless Talk Doomed a Fast Tanker
1943 Arcade Card: "Coast Artillery"
1943 Arcade Card: "Coast Artillery"
Boeing Camouflaged
Boeing Camouflaged (7 images)
Newspaper Insert: "What To Do In An Air Raid"
Newspaper Insert: "What To Do In An Air Raid" Los Angeles Southside Journal, February 6, 1942
     
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