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    Smileage Books. 30" x 20" Artist: unsigned. Printed for the United States Government. This rare poster encourages Americans to buy Smileage Books, which allowed soldiers to participate in certain fun activities at the war camps. The governor of Oregon was quoted once talking about Smileage Books, he said; "The Military Entertainment Committee appointed by the Secretary of War has undertaken to raise funds to purchase admission tickets complimentary to the soldiers for the various entertainments given under the direction of this Commission. These tickets are in the form of Smileage Books and will admit the holders to any amusement places furnished by the government. This gives to the friends of the man in the service a fine opportunity to compliment him with a book of these tickets." This poster shows a figure handing out Smileage Books to soldiers and sailors as they smile happily and head towards a show. A wonderful upbeat poster with a rare scene! A great lot for any type of collection.

    Condition: Fine; normal wear on edges from rolling/storage, smoke stains/discoloration on right edge, stickers on verso need immediate removal.


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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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