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WWII War Production Poster
1940s

"It's smart to dress the part"
An artistically inclined employee of Pratt, Read & Company of Essex, Connecticut, made this wartime poster to illustrate the proper attire for women workers on the production line. A piano key manufacturer, Pratt, Read switched to the manufacture of wooden-frame gliders for transporting troops during World War II.

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Learn more!
· Pratt, Read & Company
· War Propaganda
· "Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II," a National Archives and Records Administration Virtual Exhibition
· "Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front (1941-45)," an NMAH Virtual Exhibition

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