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U.S. Government Printing Office I Gave A Man!

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.02 Author/Creator: U.S. Government Printing Office Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Poster Date: 1942 Pagination: 1 poster ; 55.9 x 42.5 cm.

One poster entitled, "I Gave A Man!" printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, dated 1942. Poster features a mother looking out, holding a smiling baby, and being hugged by a little girl. The caption on the poster reads, "Will you give at least 10% of your pay in War Bonds?" The identifying numbers at the bottom of the poster are WSS 541-A and J-473829. The photo used in the poster was taken by Sarra Valentino. There is the text' "WSS 541A," on the back of the poster.

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