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Posters and Quincy Photographs from World War II
Please browse more than 20 American and British World War II poster reproductions, donated to the library by Quincy resident Harold Crowley. Also on display are a collection of Quincy photographs and memories of the war years, gathered as part of the Mass. Memories project. You can also see these images on our Flickr site where we invite you to tag the photos, and upload World War II-related images of your own, along with a line or two of explanation and description. Thank you!

World War II posters

American poster: Now all together

Now all together (American)

American poster: Keep that hat on high

Keep that hat on high (American)

American poster: Wings over America

Wings over America (American)

British poster: Never was so much owed by so many to so few

Never was so much owed by so many to so few (British)

American poster: Buy war bonds

Buy war bonds (American)

American poster: A slip of the lip can sink a ship

A slip of the lip can sink a ship (American)

Women wanted for evacuation service

Women wanted for evacuation service (British)

Bristish poster: Be like dad, be mum!

Be like dad, be mum! (British)

When in doubt lights out

When in doubt lights out (British)

British poster: Evacuation tips

Evacuation tips (British)

Bristish poster: Careless talk costs lives

Careless talk costs lives (British)

British poster: Victory harvest

Victory harvest (British)

British poster: Carry your identity card always

Carry your identity card always (British)

British poster: Make soup

Make soup (British)

British poster: Come to the factories

Come to the factories (British)

British poster: Mend, make do with less

Mend, make do with less (British)

British poster: Cover your head

Cover your head (British)

British poster: Keep mum, she's not so dumb

Keep mum, she's not so dumb (British)

Grow your own food

Grow your own food (British)

British poster: Hitler will send no warning so always carry your gas mask

Hitler will send no warning (British)

American poster: silence means security

Silence means security (American)

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Quincy Photographs

Sgt. William J. (Bill) McLaughlin, recuperating after Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal, Fiji Islands, 1943

Sgt. William J. (Bill) McLaughlin, recuperating after Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal, Fiji Islands, 1943

Carl “Kaiser” Oliverio Joined the Navy after graduating from Quincy High School in 1937. Was great football player at Quincy High School. Quincy Point, 1943

Carl “Kaiser” Oliverio Joined the Navy after graduating from Quincy High School in 1937. Was great football player at Quincy High School. Quincy Point, 1943

Private Irving Isaacson Laundry Day Guadalcanal, 1943

Private Irving Isaacson Laundry Day Guadalcanal, 1943

Private Irving Isaacson Posing with Japanese Flag Souvenir from Battle of Guadalcanal Guadalcanal, 1942

Private Irving Isaacson Posing with Japanese Flag Souvenir from Battle of Guadalcanal Guadalcanal, 1942

Barbara Ryder, Quincy Defense Worker at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Upon graduation from high school in 1943, Barbara went to work as a coppersmith helper. These are the clothes they had to wear: copper toe shoes, overalls and snood. Quincy, 1944

Barbara Ryder, Quincy Defense Worker at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Upon graduation from high school in 1943, Barbara went to work as a coppersmith helper. These are the clothes they had to wear: copper toe shoes, overalls and snood. Quincy, 1944

My Commandos Leonard Morris with the boys from the 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment Germany, 1945

My Commandos Leonard Morris with the boys from the 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment Germany, 1945

Leo J. Kelly at the bat Sideyard of our home on 44 Littlefield St. I started early posing for the “birdie”. Quincy, 1943

Leo J. Kelly at the bat Sideyard of our home on 44 Littlefield St. I started early posing for the “birdie”. Quincy, 1943

Two Star Family: Barbara & Eugene Ryder Barbara joined the Navy at 20; Eugene was in the Army and taken prisoner in the Battle of the Bulge. He was repatriated at war’s end. In this photo, they were home on leave. Quincy, 1945

Two Star Family: Barbara & Eugene Ryder Barbara joined the Navy at 20; Eugene was in the Army and taken prisoner in the Battle of the Bulge. He was repatriated at war’s end. In this photo, they were home on leave. Quincy, 1945

Welders at Hingham Shipyard  Ten girls from Plymouth dared each other to become welders.  All were until the men came home from the War. Hingham Shipyard, 1942

Welders at Hingham Shipyard Ten girls from Plymouth dared each other to become welders. All were until the men came home from the War. Hingham Shipyard, 1942

Bill, Patty & Jim Inglis  Bill (17) just joined the Navy; Jim (20) was at the end of his tour of duty; Patty was 3.  Quincy, 1946

Bill, Patty & Jim Inglis Bill (17) just joined the Navy; Jim (20) was at the end of his tour of duty; Patty was 3. Quincy, 1946

Trolley Cars on Hancock Street near the Atlantic Bridge, Shipyard Line.  Note how the trolley cars tilt toward each other.  Quincy, 1944

Trolley Cars on Hancock Street near the Atlantic Bridge, Shipyard Line. Note how the trolley cars tilt toward each other. Quincy, 1944

Buy War Bonds  This captured Japanese sub was on display to encourage people to buy war bonds.  People were allowed to get up close for a better view.  Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, 1943

Buy War Bonds This captured Japanese sub was on display to encourage people to buy war bonds. People were allowed to get up close for a better view. Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, 1943

Quincy Point Junior High School 9th Grade  These boys were going into the Quincy Trade School the following September to learn a trade.  A lot of the boys died after trade school, in the service (WWII).  Quincy Point, May 1940

Quincy Point Junior High School 9th Grade These boys were going into the Quincy Trade School the following September to learn a trade. A lot of the boys died after trade school, in the service (WWII). Quincy Point, May 1940

Coddington Street  Quincy Square, 1940

Coddington Street Quincy Square, 1940

John F. Sullivan (extreme left, front row) posing with his shipmates with one of their gun mounts during a lull in the action.    Taken onboard a US Navy ship in the Mediterranean, 1944.

John F. Sullivan (extreme left, front row) posing with his shipmates with one of their gun mounts during a lull in the action. Taken onboard a US Navy ship in the Mediterranean, 1944.

Private Irving Isaacson Greeting Village  Children After Liberation Fiji Islands, 1944

Private Irving Isaacson Greeting Village Children After Liberation Fiji Islands, 1944

Photo & Story about Elizabeth Sokolow, by her husband Saul.  Elizabeth worked at Quincy Gear Works during the War, making bomb sights for the Air Force on a milling machine and a lathe.   1948

Photo & Story about Elizabeth Sokolow, by her husband Saul. Elizabeth worked at Quincy Gear Works during the War, making bomb sights for the Air Force on a milling machine and a lathe. 1948

Launching at Fore River Shipyard. Quincy 1940

Launching at Fore River Shipyard. Quincy 1940

New Delivery Truck  New bread delivery truck for the Sumner Bread Baker Co., est. 1929.  Makers of just Italian and French bread—nothing else!  48 Sumner Street, Quincy Point, mid-1940s

New Delivery Truck New bread delivery truck for the Sumner Bread Baker Co., est. 1929. Makers of just Italian and French bread—nothing else! 48 Sumner Street, Quincy Point, mid-1940s

General MacArthur Inspects Battlefield, guarded by Sgt. William J. (Bill) McLaughlin and his platoon.  Cebu, Phillipines, 1944

General MacArthur Inspects Battlefield, guarded by Sgt. William J. (Bill) McLaughlin and his platoon. Cebu, Phillipines, 1944

Woodrow MacLeod (middle)  Old pals off to war.  MacLeod was in the Navy.  South Quincy, 1940s

Woodrow MacLeod (middle) Old pals off to war. MacLeod was in the Navy. South Quincy, 1940s


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Comments from the Exhibit Guestbook
“Reminds me of the stories I heard from my father’s side of the family: Dad (Vincent)–Seabees; Uncle Robert; Uncle Thomas; and Uncle John Redman (died in the Phillipines). God bless them all! We should all unite now as well for our country”–Christine Redman-LeBlanc, Quincy native

“Lovely exhibit! I had no idea such posters or messages existed. Indeed, United We Stand :). Thank you!”

“I studied every one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope many took the time to pause, to reflect, to be thankful, and to resolve. It caused me to think more deeply about Mom and Dad.”–BQ

“Really cool. Like going back in time. God Bless America.”

“I lived in Quincy during the war years and because of the proximity of the shipyard, the city of Quincy had lights out after dark. The schools had sandbags around the lower windows as a precaution. One of the sayings at that time was: ‘Zip the lips and save a ship’. Your splendid exhibit brought back a lot of childhood memories of a time that should never be forgotten. Well done!”–Robert S., Quincy native

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