"Remember -- Only You...." Smokey Bear 40th Anniversary Booklet

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"Remember -- Only You...: 1944-1984, Forty Years of Preventing Forest Fires, Smokey's 40th Birthday," is a 24-page glossy color booklet created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the forest fire prevention campaign initiated by the U.S. Forest Service in 1944. The booklet begins with a 2-page essay titled "The Story of Smokey Bear," followed by 18 pages of posters issued by the Forest Service, with 4 per page, totalling 72 posters. Each poster is dated.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-028, Box 1, Folder 37

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


  • 1984
  • 20th century

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No restrictions


  • Anniversaries
  • Forest fire prevention
  • Publicity
  • Smokey Bear
  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Nature conservation
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention
  • Posters


  • United States
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Paper
  • Book

ID Number

SIA2019-000003 and SIA2019-000004 and SIA2019-000005 and SIA2019-000006 and SIA2019-000007 and SIA2019-000008 and SIA2019-000009 and SIA2019-000010and SIA2019-000011 and SIA2019-000012 and SIA2019-000013 and SIA2019-000014 and SIA2019-000015

Physical description

Number of Images: 13; Color: Color; Size: 7.83w x 10.488h and12.573w x 9.73h; Type of Image: Book; Medium: Paper

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