"I need your skill!," World War II poster, 1943

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"I need your skill!," World War II poster, 1943

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The "I need your skill in a WAR JOB!" slogan highlighted the shortage of skilled workers during World War II.

This poster also advertised for less skilled jobs, such as bus driver, ship painter, and wood cutter. Other jobs, such as explosives mixing operator, tack welder, and ship assembler, required specific training.

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About This Item

  • Title: "I need your skill!," World War II poster, 1943
  • Creation Date: 1943
  • Subject Date: 1943
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Lithograph
  • Local Code: 2017.600.252
  • Collection: World War II posters
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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