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Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. [Franklin D. Roosevelt on Citizenship]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09653.03 Author/Creator: Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Posters Date: 1943 Pagination: 1 poster ; 70.7 x 50.7 cm.

This poster features a quote of Franklin Delano Roosevelt from February 3rd 1943. He discusses citizenship, in red it reads "Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry." The poster also has an image of an eagle holding the flag on the top, and the presidential seal on the bottom. This poster is OWI poster no. 75 and has the number O-533582 on the bottom corner.

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