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Fuel fights!/Save your share

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09520.12 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Posters Date: 1943 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Government Printing Office # O-554712. Image of an eagle bearing label "Fight Waste!" on his back is at the right bottom corner of poster. Text reads: "Fuel fights! / save your share / 1. keep temperature at 65 F./2. don't heat unused rooms. /3. keep windows closed. /4. draw window shades at night."

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Energy Conservation, Fuel, Rationing, World War II

Sub Era: World War II