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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."
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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.
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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
British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest.

British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color illustration of tanks driving across a desert. The ground and sky are depicted in yellow and orange tones.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Brotherhood Week, February 19th to 28th, 1943.

Brotherhood Week, February 19th to 28th, 1943.

Date: 1943
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Description: All-lettered poster is beige with brown letters. The text is a message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the importance of Brotherhood Week during wartime in 1943.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Become a nurse : your country needs you.

Become a nurse : your country needs you.

Date: 1942
Creator: American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau.
Description: Color poster of a young woman receiving her nursing cap. A male (only the hands and sleeves are shown) is placing it on her head. He wears blue sleeves with a stars-and-stripes motif on the cuffs. The young woman wears a blue cotton uniform with a white collar, cuffs, and pocket handkerchief.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Date: 1943
Creator: National Victory Farm Volunteers (U.S.)
Description: The main part of the poster is a large black-and white photograph of the faces of a smiling teenage girl and boy. The lower part of the poster is a green-tinted photograph of young volunteers harvesting potatoes. A farmer on a mule- or horse-drawn farm machine can be seen in the background. The sky in the background is colored blue.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Finance Division.
Description: Small color poster with a red background. The image is of a diverse group of people standing in a V formation and waving green bills. The group includes white men and women and a black man. They are dressed in a variety of work clothing styles, including overalls, industrial uniforms, and business suits.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Date: 1946
Creator: Englert.
Description: Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Description: Wall chart in a checkerboard pattern. Some squares depict the use of different military supplies, and other squares describe the supplies and how many stamps it takes to purchase them. The border depicts military insignia, war scenes, and military personnel. The Great Seal of the U.S. is centered in the bottom border and an image of the eagle and shield from the Great Seal is centered at the top. Superimposed over the checkerboard is an image of a hand placing a war savings stamp in a stamp booklet.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.

"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Nadeau, Harriet.
Description: Black & white photo of the head and shoulders of a sad-looking young girl surrounded by smoke or clouds. The photo is centered on a white swastika. Text on poster is in white and blue.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
They've got the guts : back 'em up with more metal.

They've got the guts : back 'em up with more metal.

Date: 1943
Creator: Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960.
Description: Color image of two soldiers in combat uniforms. One is shooting a military rifle and the other has just landed next to him by parachute. Additional parachutes can be seen in the distance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Victory-- now you can invest in it! : Victory Loan.

Victory-- now you can invest in it! : Victory Loan.

Date: 1945
Creator: Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960.
Description: An eagle with its wings extended stands on a stack of bond bills. Stars and red, white, and blue colors are in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department