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Wanted for murder.
This is the enemy.
If you tell where he's going...
Americans suffer when careless talk kills.
Somebody blabbed–button your lip!
A careless word, a needless sinking.
Careless talk got there first.
I'm counting on you.

A careless word, a needless sinking.
A careless word, a needless sinking.
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Anton Otto Fischer, artist. Office of War Information poster, no. 24. 1942. 28 x 22.

Fischer was born in Munich and studied art at the respected Julian Academy in Paris before coming to the United States to live. He contributed some of his illustrations to Saturday Evening Post and Life. Fisher's work is more pictorial than most of the posters created during WWII. The detail of the composition and mood in A careless word…help distinguish Fischer as one of the government's finest artists during the war.