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Don't talk. The web is spun for you with invisible threads, keep out of it, help to destroy it--spies are listening | by Boston Public Library
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Don't talk. The web is spun for you with invisible threads, keep out of it, help to destroy it--spies are listening

File name: 07_01_000069

 

Title: Don't talk. The web is spun for you with invisible threads, keep out of it, help to destroy it--spies are listening

 

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Created/Published: Walker Lith. & Pub. Co. Boston

 

Date issued: 1917 (approximate)

 

Physical description: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color

 

Summary: Head of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, 1859-1941 on spider's body, standing on web. Caption below title reads, "Stop -- think. Ask yourself if what you were about to say might help the enemy."

 

Genre: War posters

 

Subjects: Spying; Covert operations; Spiders; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

 

Notes: Although very popular in the Second World War, anti-espionage posters from WW I are rare. This poster warns of citizens of German spies, or perhaps German-American spies, who might pick up war secrets from idle conversations.; Intelligence Officer Northeastern Dept. U.S. Army

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

 

Rights: No known restrictions

 

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Taken on October 10, 2008