Text from image: 'Knowing What We Defend is Important, Too. The Washington Monument is built of stone contributed by all the nations of the earth to honor the founder of this republic. From Arlington, across the river, where sleep the men who died for freedom, it looks like a giant spike which God might have driven into this earth, saying, 'Here I stake a claim for the home of Liberty.' (Wm. Brown Meloney, V.) During World War I, the boys in the freshman class at Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Academy were told to write a composition on the Washington Monument. The twelve-year-old boy who wrote the lines we reprint on this poster was chided for not giving the height of the shaft, number of steps to the top, how long it took to build and how many people visit it every year. His defense was this: 'I tried to tell why it is there and what it means.' We think he succeeded.'
Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 (artist), United States. Office of Economic Stabilization (originator)
Text from image: 'You Can Lick Runaway Prices. You Hold the 7 Keys to Hold Down Prices: 1. Buy and hold War Bonds; 2. Pay willingly our share of taxes; 3. Provide adequate life insurance and saving for our future; 4. Reduce our debts as much as possible; 5. Buy only what we need and make what we have last longer; 6. Follow ration rules and price ceilings; 7. Cooperate with our Government's wage stabilization program.'
Palmer, Alfred T., 1906-1993 (artist), United States. Government Printing Office (printer)
Text from image: 'The more WOMEN at work the sooner we WIN! Women are needed as: Farm workers, Typists, Salespeople, Waitresses, Bus Drivers, Taxi Drivers, Timekeepers, Elevator Operators, Messengers, Laundresses, Teachers Conductors, and in hundreds of other war jobs! See Your Local U.S. Employment Service'
Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 (artist), United States. Government Printing Office (printer)
Text from image: 'I need your skill in a War Job! If you know one of these trades and are not in real war work, you are badly needed: Airplane Skin Man; Airplane Subassembler; Ammunition Inspector; Assembler, Ship; Bench Hand, Metal Work; Bus Driver; Carpenter, Ship; Cord Wood Cutter; Crane Rigger; Cylindrical Grinder Operator; Driller, Ship; Electrician, Ship; Flanging Press Operator; Internal Precision Grinder; Machinist, Outside; Metal Chipper; Milling Machine Operator; Milling Machine Operator, All-Round; Mixer Operator, Explosives; Radio Chassis Assembler; Painter, Ship, Rough or Finish; Plate Hanger; Screw Machine Operator; Tack Welder. See your nearest U.S. Employment Service'