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Navy plea for binoculars, 1917

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Navy plea for binoculars, 1917

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A World War I poster asks, "Will you supply eyes for the Navy?"

One of a series of patriotic posters produced by the government, it also noted, "Navy ships need binoculars and spy-glasses. Glasses will be returned at termination of war, if possible. One dollar will be paid for each one accepted. Tag each article with your name and address and express or mail to Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ass't. Sec'y. of Navy c/o Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C. Will you help us "stand watch" on a destroyer?"

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  • Title: Navy plea for binoculars, 1917
  • Creator: Grant, Gordon
  • Creation Date: 1917
  • Subject Date: 1917
  • Media: Ink on paper, poster
  • Dimensions (cm): 73 x 52
  • Local Code: 2004.001.011, World War 1 poster collection, Coll. 463 #1023
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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