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World War posters and flyers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-GAR-051

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one box of posters and flyers created during the first and second World Wars. The majority of the items were published during World War II, including posters and flyers published by the United States government promoting war-savings stamps, war bonds, and food rationing. One poster was designed by Ted Jung and published by the War Food Administration: "For work, for play, 3 'squares' a day: eat the Basic 7 way." There is also a set of posters published by the Saturday Evening Post with poems by Joseph Auslander: "An Open Letter to the Unconquerable Dutch," "An Open Letter to the Unconquerable Norwegians," and "An Open Letter to the Unconquerable Poles." Each poem is set against a painting. The collection contains two copies of a poster which reads "Poland: First to Fight." There is one charcoal illustration in the collection of a World War I soldier and a young child dated 1917.


  • Creation: 1917 - 1945
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.31 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (21 x 17 x 1.5 inches))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Garrett Library to the Sheridan Libraries and Archives in approximately 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in March 2024.

Guide to the World War posters and flyers
Kristen Diehl
2024 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the John Work Garrett Library (Evergreen Museum and Library) Repository

4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218 USA