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Maker(s):Broder, Steve (designer); United States Office of War Information (publisher); United States Government Printing Office (printer)
Culture:American (1906-1992)
Title:Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas
Date Made:1942
Type:Poster
Place Made:United States; Washington DC
Measurements:Housing: 28 in x 22 in; 71.1 cm x 55.9 cm; Sheet: 28 in x 20 in; 71.1 cm x 50.8 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2017.29.11
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
WWII poster; A group of men in Nazi uniforms throw books into a fire in the foreground and a large book, on which is a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt, stands in the background against a red sky. Title in red beneath image.

Tags:
posters; wars; books; propaganda; text; red; white; black; uniforms; swastikas

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