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Americans! Eyes Open! Mouths Shut!

Americans! Eyes Open! Mouths Shut! | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Recruitment poster for the U.S. Marines. Poster text reads: "Americans! Eyes Open! Mouths Shut! Help win the war by obeying these rules. Do not repeat any rumors concerning our troops. It is no rumor that, after a long wait, you can now join the U.S. Marines. That's a fact! 20,000 are needed and the recruiting stations are again enlisting Soldiers of the Sea. <i><b>Men of draft age</i></b> may enlist, provided they secure certificates from their local Exemption Boards stating that their class and order numbers are so far down that they will not be called to fill the current quota. <i>You may repeat this to your heart's content. It is good news and the enemy will find no comfort in the fact that there are to be more U. S. Marines.</i> The Marine Corps Recruiting Station is at 617 Common Street, New Orleans, La. George Zarrens, Major General Commandant."
DESCRIPTION
Recruitment poster for the U.S. Marines. Poster text reads: "Americans! Eyes Open! Mouths Shut! Help win the war by obeying these rules. Do not repeat any rumors concerning our troops. It is no rumor that, after a long wait, you can now join the U.S. Marines. That's a fact! 20,000 are needed and the recruiting stations are again enlisting Soldiers of the Sea. Men of draft age may enlist, provided they secure certificates from their local Exemption Boards stating that their class and order numbers are so far down that they will not be called to fill the current quota. You may repeat this to your heart's content. It is good news and the enemy will find no comfort in the fact that there are to be more U. S. Marines. The Marine Corps Recruiting Station is at 617 Common Street, New Orleans, La. George Zarrens, Major General Commandant."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:130566
Creation Date: 1917
Creator Name:Unknown
City:New Orleans
County:
State:Louisiana
Collection Name:World War I posters, circa 1914-circa 1918
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 6030 (7) E4a.8
Original Dimensions:10.25 x 15.75 inches
SUBJECTS
Propaganda
Marines
Recruiting and enlistment
War posters
World War, 1914-1918

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