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I Need Your Skill in a War Job!
I Need Your Skill in a War Job!
Resource Typeimage
TitleI Need Your Skill in a War Job!
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationThis poster indicates a number of jobs that were available in factories that were geared to war production. After Pearl Harbor industry in the United States rapidly transformed into maximum war production. The War Production Board was established in January 1942 and abolished in November 1945. Its purpose was to procure materials and direct war production during World War II. Some of the materials this massive war production machine produced: 299, 300 planes 143, 700 ships 41, 000, 000, 000 rounds of ammunition 86, 700 tanks 319, 000 pieces of field artillery and mortars (Source: Watters, Mary. Illinois in the Second World War, Volume II: The Production Front, page 2. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1952.) For information on the figure of Uncle Sam pictured in this poster, see the poster "I'm Counting on You".
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems;
Author or CreatorFlagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 [artist]
Other ContributorsUnited States. Office of War Information
Subject / KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--War work--United States; War posters, American; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20004p
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