World War II advertisements are
ads sponsored by the U.S. Government or ads paid for by businesses in support
Government-sponsored campaigns, such as V-mail, or bond drives.
Ads from the World War II era
may also be found in the other four categories;
those advertisements are primarily targeted towards promoting a company's
product rather than the war effort as reflected in this category. (397 ads)
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