Item #753 Warning from the FBI (OWI Poster No. 74). . Edgar Hoover, ohn, Office of War Information.

Warning from the FBI (OWI Poster No. 74)

Washington: Office of War Information, 1943. Single sheet, approximately 20" x 28" Near fine. Old fold creases from being folded in eighths when originally distributed. Each of the four corners has a tack hole, with some short tears around one of them. A few tiny spots here and there, otherwise crisp and bold.

Original World War II domestic propaganda poster from the controversial Office of War Information. The warning and message from J. Edgar Hoover's FBI requests the aid of every American in rooting out spies and saboteurs with information they might glean in the course of their daily lives. "When you suspect the presence of enemy agents, tell it to the FBI."

The poster also admonishes citizens, "Don't repeat vicious rumors or vicious whispers," rather, "Tell it to the FBI!" Notes that location of the nearest FBI office is listed on page one of the telephone directory.

A striking piece of history from the World War II home front.

Item #753