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Work on a farm... this summer; Join the U.S. Crop Corps
Work on a farm... this summer; Join the U.S. Crop Corps
Resource Typeimage
TitleWork on a farm... this summer; Join the U.S. Crop Corps
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 20 x 27.75 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationAlthough men in occupations considered "critical" (such as agriculture and food processing) were exempt from the draft, there was a shortage of farm labor during WWII. The Office of War Information and the Department of Agriculture charged the State Extension Services with mobilizing and utilizing local farm resources. This poster is part of the informational/educational campaign urging citizens to volunteer as field hands in order to assist farmers in food production for the war effort.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information
Other ContributorsDouglass Crockwell, Spencer, 1904-1968 [artist]
Subject / KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--War work--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20052p
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