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    World War II Propaganda Poster (Office of War Information, 1942). Poster (22" X 28) No. 18 -- "Someone Talked!".
    As part of the US government's campaign to deter careless talk of the whereabouts of ships during the war, many of which were being sunk off the American coast, posters like this one were widely circulated. Disturbing and threatening, this image of a drowning military seaman pointing accusingly was displayed in army and navy posts, shipyards, waterfront bars and restaurants, as a direct warning to saboteurs and spies. Artist Frederick Siebel captures the mood of paranoia perfectly on this poster which has very few imperfections. There are small tears in the left border and cross fold separation. Very Fine-.


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