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World War I propaganda posters

Our boys need sox, knit your bit

Women could not serve in the army, but they could help the war effort in other ways. This poster urged women to knit socks for soldiers, even though textile factories made soldiers’ uniforms. Efforts like these had more to do with generating feelings of patriotism than with actually supplying the troops.

Poster by: American National Red Cross

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