World War II Margie Posters
During WWII the U. S. Government Printing Office prepared
a series of posters called Margie Posters. Each one depicted a
typical American woman who had written a letter to her serviceman
telling him that she was looking forward to his safe return. She
urged her soldier to save some of his pay in one of several vehicles
being offered so that they could resume their pre-war lives together.
These women were keeping the home fires burning and assembly lines
moving and doing their part as well to save for the future. Several
different woman posed as Margies. They had fresh scrubbed faces,
nicely coifed hair and a sense of reality and purpose that had
probably not been there before the war. "Margie" was
portrayed as homemaker, factory worker, farmer, or the girl next
door. The series of posters was a recognition on the part of the
government of the important role women could have in the war effort.
All of them measure 16.75" wide x 22" high. They have
the original fold in the middle and are in excellent condition.
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Margie Poster No. 10. and wherever you are - our hearts are
with you. It's grand to hear that you are saving for the day when
you'll come home to stay! Love, Margie. National Service Life
Insurance, War Bonds, Soldier's Deposits, Class E Allotments of
Pay, Personal Transfer Account. 17" x 22" (Stock number
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