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 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Two Collection
Wings over America : Air Corps, U.S. Army.
Color image of four U.S. Army airplanes in flight and a large bald eagle in flight among the planes. The eagle has the same star symbol of the Army Air Force on the underside of its wings as is on the airplane wings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc284/
Minimum standards for employment of women in industry.
Checkerboard chart of alternating white and shaded boxes. Each box contains text indicating various standards which should be met in workplaces for women, some with line drawings. In the middle of the poster is the seal of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau. Centered on the lower half of the chart is an orange box containing text describing the mission of the Women's Bureau. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc475/
U.S. Army : guardian of the colors.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc446/
U.S. Army : guardian of the colors.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc275/
World news of the week, Monday, Dec. 30, 1940, volume 3, no. 17.
Illustrated color map with textual news highlights for the week of December 20 to December 26, 1940. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc137/
America calling : take your place in civilian defense.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc580/
The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.
Poster in red, white, and blue tones includes an illustration of a military airplane and a photograph of men driving armored vehicles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc593/
During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Poster is in red and blue against an off-white background. A sailor is welding a large piece of metal. He wears goggles and welding gloves and a sailor's cap. Centered on the lower border of the poster is a small picture of a ship at sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc537/
Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.
A sailor in a Service Dress Blue uniform carries a large white sea bag on his shoulder. He appears to be boarding a ship. Planes fly in the sky above him, some in formation. A large ship can be seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc609/
"Keep 'em flying!"
Small banner has a border along the top and bottom margins in a red, white, and blue "stars and stripes" design. In the middle is a slogan in blue: "Keep 'Em Flying!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc512/
Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc577/
Keep 'em rolling! [guns]
Black & white photographs superimposed on a large U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a man in a shirt and tie, who appears to be working on or using a gun sight. In the red striped areas of the flag are photographs of a group of soldiers operating a large artillery gun. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283/
Keep 'em rolling! [planes]
Black & white photographs superimposed on a U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a mechanic working on an airplane propeller. In the striped area of the flag are photographs of U.S. Army airplanes flying. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc282/
Keep 'em rolling! [PT boats]
Black & white photographs superimposed on a U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a group of men wearing welding helmets and carrying lanterns on long cords over their shoulders. In the striped area of the flag are photographs of PT boats. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc281/
Keep 'em rolling! [tanks]
Black & white photographs superimposed on a U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a welder at work. In the striped area of the flag are photographs of a military tank with a soldier aiming a gun from the top of the tank. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc280/
Let's go! U.S.A. : keep 'em flying!
Recruiting poster for U.S. Army Air Corps. The words, "Let's go! U.S.A. Keep 'em flying!" in red form a circle around a blue silhouette illustration of three planes flying, and the caption "Uncle Sam needs pilots, be a U.S. Army Flying Cadet". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc505/
A national emergency is upon us : arise America before it is too late! Defend your country and your loved ones ....
Navy recruitment poster. Text is in red and blue against an off-white background. An image of the U.S. flag is centered at the top. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc495/
Soil conservation is vital to you.
On the right is an aerial photo of farmland. Below the photo are three pamphlets about soil conservation, with a box reading "Many government pamphlets are available on request." On the left is the title and above the title a blank box with small letters reading, "Use this space to list your available reading material." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc206/
Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.
Color image of a soldier in an early World War II U.S. Army uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The soldier smiles as he walks. The background of the poster is blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274/
Take the wheel : --steer a course for future success while serving your country in the United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.
The upper half of the poster shows a painting of a large U.S. battleship, with additional ships seen in the background. In the lower half of the poster, to the left of the poster caption, is a small image of a naval officer looking through a porthole with binoculars and a sailor in a white uniform steering the ship. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc142/
United we stand.
Banner with U.S. Seal at each end, within red squares. The central portion of the banner is white with the text "United We Stand" in red. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc195/
I want you for the U.S. Army : enlist now.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc445/
"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.
A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc612/
America's answer! : production.
Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc575/
"--and God bless daddy and all the American workers who are doing so much to protect freedom and make this a better world for us to live in." Produce for victory!
A girl looks outward toward the viewer. Her dark hair is braided and tied with pink ribbons, and she wears a plaid dress with a white ruffled collar. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159/
Back 'em up with more metal.
Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc336/
Back 'em up with more metal.
Color poster of at least seven soldiers in uniforms and helmets surrounding an anti-aircraft gun which is firing. Other guns can be seen firing in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc423/
Become a nurse : your country needs you.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc570/
Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!
Chart of requirements for becoming an air cadet. At the bottom center below the chart is a black and white photograph of a group of men wearing flight suits, parachutist's helmets, goggles, and parachute packs. The background is a blue graphic design of airplanes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc175/
Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?
Chart of requirements for joining the Army Air Corps. Upper and lower borders are red-white-and-blue stripes with text. A "watermark"-type logo can be seen in the background of the chart, with text: "LET'S GO! U.S.A. KEEP 'EM FLYING." This 1942 edition of the poster is distinguished by one split column numbered "2" under "Aviation Cadets" and one split column numbered "3" under "Enlisted Men." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc604/
A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.
A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc449/
Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.
Two sailors in white sailor hats prepare to load ammunition into a large weapon which is being fired and is operated by other sailors in helmets. All the sailors wear blue pants and white t-shirts, except for the sailor in the foreground who is shirtless and holding a large artillery shell. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc610/
Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc566/
Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.
Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc182/
Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.
Three children with toys and a flag, on a lawn scattered with small white flowers, are surrounded by the shadow of a swastika. One boy holds a toy military airplane. Another boy wears a paper hat and holds a flag on a makeshift pole. The girl is seated and holds a doll. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc205/
He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.
Poster features a black and white photograph on a red background. A smiling soldier in uniform and helmet sits at a table eating a meal. In addition to his plates of food and bread, he has a metal cup full of milk. At the lower right area of the poster is a circular logo, "Food for freedom", with a silhouette image of a farmer with pitchfork. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc147/
Enemy ears are listening.
The poster depicts Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, and Adolf Hitler. Only one hand and the head of each man is shown. Each has his hand cupped around one ear. On Tojo's hand is a pinky ring and the artist's signature "Iligan" is written on his wrist, with a small inverted black triangle symbol below it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc148/
The enemy is listening : he wants to know what you know : keep it to yourself.
All-lettered poster in black and red tones urging the reader not to discuss information which may affect national security. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc535/
"Every man woman and child is a partner"
A black and white image of a crowd of men and women heading off to work. In a red arrow in large white letters is the quote from President Roosevelt. In a blue box there are figures for war materials in 1942. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc211/
"Every rivet we drive -- every bolt we turn -- every ounce we sweat, brings victory a little closer. Breaking production records is the American way of doing things!" : produce for victory!
An older and tired looking factory worker appears determined to contribute to the war effort. He wears a brown cap with a slogan button pinned on it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163/
Freshmen! Sophomores! : now you can stay in college and become a naval officer.
Black and white drawing of a naval officer in uniform wearing an officer's cap, looking toward the sky and holding binoculars. In the background, planes are flying, some in formation, and men are firing large artillery guns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc602/
I gave a man! : will you give at least 10% of your pay in war bonds?
A young woman (presumably a widowed mother) holds a smiling infant. A young blond girl embraces the woman while smiling at the baby. The woman has dark hair, is wearing dark clothing, and has a somber facial expression. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462/
Get in the scrap.
Four images in black with gray backgrounds and captions in red. The black images are: an aerial bomb, a tank, a battleship, and an anti-aircraft gun. The gray background design incorporates outline images of various junk metal objects. Each caption describes the finished object and the amount of scrap metal required to produce it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc524/
Girl Scouts : volunteers for victory.
A black and white photo of a Girl Scout using the three-finger Scout Sign (salute), standing next to a U.S. flag. She wears a Girl Scout uniform and hat. The Girl Scout Promise appears below the picture: "On my honor I will try: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, To obey the Girl Scout Laws." The Girl Scout trefoil design (insignia) appears as a watermark-style design under this text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc529/
Give it your best!
Large color image of the U.S. flag with 48 stars. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc480/
Give it your best!
Color image of the U.S. flag, with 48 stars. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc482/
Good news from home : more production.
Color poster shows a smiling soldier in a brown uniform and helmet. He holds up his hand with four fingers splayed as if to count off the list of words displayed to the right in bold red text: "tanks", "planes", "guns", "ships". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc558/
"Gosh! Look at 'em fly! My Pop helps make those planes. With flyers like that and workers like my Pop -- us Americans are sure gonna win this scrap!" : produce for victory!
A young boy expresses amazement at American air power. He has a freckled face, blond hair, and wears a straw hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc169/
"Guts -- and sweat -- that's the stuff victory is made of! We're fighting this war to win -- and every mother's son of us is doing his job -- Who said, America is soft?" : produce for victory!
A group of men of various ages, dressed in dirty work clothing, appear to be ready to work harder to aid the war effort. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc167/
A half-filled stamp album is like a half-equipped soldier.
Long banner with text in the middle and images on the left and right sides. On the left side is a soldier holding a "missing" gun. On the right side is an image of a stamp album. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc520/
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