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'Save Your Cans' poster
Description: "Save Your Cans," a War Production Board poster promoting governmental recycling during World War II, ca. 1940-1945. This style of poster was aimed at promoting conservation of resources during World War II by showing civilians how they could contribute to the war effort through their everyday activities. The graphic of the poster shows food cans turning into ammunition being used by soldiers, and underneath the illustration the text reads "Prepare your tin cans for war 1. Remove tops and bottoms 2 Take off paper labels 3 Wash thoroughly 4 Flatten firmly." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04755
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--War work; Ohio History--Military Ohio
Places: 'Save Your Cans' poster