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The United Nations fight for freedom.

The United Nations fight for freedom.

Date: 1942
Creator: Broder, S.
Description: Poster depicts an etching of the Statue of Liberty on a black background on the left side of the poster. On the right there are pictures of flags of 30 countries. Poster has black background with white text at the top of the page and a white border all around.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Till we meet again : buy war bonds.

Till we meet again : buy war bonds.

Date: 1942
Creator: Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981.
Description: A smiling soldier in a khaki uniform and cap waves from a porthole.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Till we meet again : buy war bonds.

Till we meet again : buy war bonds.

Date: 1942
Creator: Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981.
Description: A smiling soldier in a khaki uniform and cap waves from a porthole.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Screening the Axis.

Screening the Axis.

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: A mesh metal being stands upright holding a metal sieve through which he strains the metal weaponry out of the enemy. Nazi and Japanese soldiers rain down into the sieve. Above and behind them are dark clouds with lightning striking downward toward the sieve. In the far background is a town.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Wire to the Axis]

[Wire to the Axis]

Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
An open letter to the unconquerable Dutch.

An open letter to the unconquerable Dutch.

Date: unknown
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952. & Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965.
Description: A poem praising the Dutch for defying the Nazis in World War II. The poem is framed by a painting of a tattered Dutch flag, in front of which are two hands bound with broken chains. Behind the flag is a Dutch landscape, including windmills and the ocean, depicted as a war zone.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"In the strength of great hope we must shoulder our common load" : buy Victory Bonds.

"In the strength of great hope we must shoulder our common load" : buy Victory Bonds.

Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
Description: An image of Franklin D. Roosevelt hovers in the sky above a family standing near a grave site. On the horizon line is a cemetery monument (a cross with a wreath) and a view of the the rising sun.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
U.S. Army : guardian of the colors.

U.S. Army : guardian of the colors.

Date: [1940]
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Description: Color image of four soldiers in army uniforms and helmets. Two in center hold flags (one U.S. flag and one with eagle crest). Two outside soldiers hold rifles.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Next! : 6th War Loan.

Next! : 6th War Loan.

Date: 1944
Creator: Bingham, James.
Description: Large head of a helmeted soldier grimaces at an aerial image of the island nation of Japan. At left is an inset graphic of a blue bomb falling on the Japanese flag.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Atlantic charter.

The Atlantic charter.

Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Description: All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
I want you for the U.S. Army : enlist now.

I want you for the U.S. Army : enlist now.

Date: [1941]
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
Description: Uncle Sam points at the viewer. Half-length portrait of Uncle Sam, pointing at the viewer as part of the United States government effort to recruit soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
America calling : take your place in civilian defense.

America calling : take your place in civilian defense.

Date: 1941
Creator: Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984.
Description: Red and white text, with a civil defense insignia in the middle of the poster. Civil Defense insignia is a red "CD" in white triangle on a blue circle.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
A battery of Britain's giant coastal-defence guns mounted on railway trucks.

A battery of Britain's giant coastal-defence guns mounted on railway trucks.

Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
Description: Poster is a color drawing of a large military gun mounted on a train truck. The gun is being fired, and similar guns are seen firing in the distance. Small figures of soldiers can be seen covering their ears. The background is a brightly colored yellow and orange sky.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
China carries on.

China carries on.

Date: unknown
Creator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889-1977.
Description: Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
7th War Loan : now--all together.

7th War Loan : now--all together.

Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
Description: Small color poster promoting the 7th War Loan. The painting by C. C. Beall is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, of the second American flag raising by U.S. Marines on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Your production : beat your promise.

Your production : beat your promise.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Illustration of a giant boot about to crush caricatures of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and a caricatured Japanese soldier (probably representing Hideki Tojo).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

Date: 1941
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack
Description: An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Stamp 'em out! : beat your promise.

Stamp 'em out! : beat your promise.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: Ryling?
Description: Color poster shows a boot about to stomp on two snakes and a frog with caricatured faces. The pant leg is labeled "You and I". The snakes represent Adolf Hitler and Japan; the frog represents Benito Mussolini.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.

Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.

Date: 1945
Creator: Bruehl, Anton, 1900-1982.
Description: Color poster shows an adolescent boy and girl. Both are smiling and neatly dressed. The boy carries farm tools. He has red hair and freckles and wears a windowpane-plaid blue shirt. The girl's blond hair is coiffed and she wears a red dress or blouse. A "Craftsman" brand name mark can be seen on the pitchfork carried by the boy.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?

The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?

Date: 1944
Creator: Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, 1897-1982
Description: Color poster of head and shoulders of a helmeted Army soldier holding a rifle and looking toward the viewer. The background is a green color.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
United : the United Nations fight for freedom.

United : the United Nations fight for freedom.

Date: 1943
Creator: Ragan, Leslie Darrell, b. 1897.
Description: Flags of the member nations of the United Nations wave amidst smoke of a bombardment, with military airplanes, ships and tanks in background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
America's answer! : production.

America's answer! : production.

Date: 1942
Creator: Carlu, Jean.
Description: Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
A British "Blenheim" bomber of the Coastal Command aids a British destroyer in smashing a German submarine.

A British "Blenheim" bomber of the Coastal Command aids a British destroyer in smashing a German submarine.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster is a pastel drawing of an aircraft bombing a submarine. A British ship is shown behind the bombed submarine, and other ships can be seen in the distance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
British bombers have carried out over 1,600 raids on Germany (up to May, 1941)

British bombers have carried out over 1,600 raids on Germany (up to May, 1941)

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color poster is a stylized drawing of aircraft in battle. Four bomber planes are depicted in camouflage. A large explosion is shown at the upper left corner of the picture.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department