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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09520.27 Author/Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1943 Pagination: 1 poster; col: 57.1 x 40.5

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09520.27 Author/Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1943 Pagination: 1 poster; col: 57.1 x 40.5

OWI No. 73. Government Printing Office # O-533555. Black & white photograph of a bus or train car which is overcrowded with passengers. Many of the passengers are servicemen in uniform. The rest are civilian men, women, and children.

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