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Date: 1942
Dimensions:
Overall: 755 x 505 mm
Medium: Ink on paper with linen backing
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00033870
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    This poster shows an image of a woman representing liberty carrying a torch and leading four young boys in march. It was designed to appeal to American youth and encourage their involvement in the war by joining a Boy Scouts Troop. Posters were a way to motivate eveyone behind the war campaign.
    SignificanceThis is an example of the way posters targeted schools and children during the war campaign.
    HistoryBoy Scout Troops groups were a way to foster patriotism and loyalism in the young, with children being encouraged to join these groups to support the wider war campaign. Even the young had a role to play in the war.
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