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 Collection: World War Two Collection
Back 'em up with more metal.

Back 'em up with more metal.

Date: 1942
Creator: Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982
Description: Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Back 'em up with more metal.

Back 'em up with more metal.

Date: 1942
Creator: Stoops, Herbert Morton
Description: 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.
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.
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Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements :  keep 'em flying!

Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army Air Forces.
Description: 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.
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Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Description: 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."
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A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

Date: 1942
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
Description: 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.
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Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: 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.
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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
Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Description: 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.
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Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.

Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.

Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Lawrence Beall, 1909-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.

He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. War Boards.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Enemy ears are listening.

Enemy ears are listening.

Date: 1942
Creator: Iligan, Ralph, 1893-1960.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The enemy is listening : he wants to know what you know : keep it to yourself.

The enemy is listening : he wants to know what you know : keep it to yourself.

Date: [1942]
Creator: United States. Office of Facts and Figures.
Description: All-lettered poster in black and red tones urging the reader not to discuss information which may affect national security.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"Every man woman and child is a partner"

"Every man woman and child is a partner"

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"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!

"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!

Date: 1942
Creator: Shafer, Paul.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Freshmen! Sophomores! : now you can stay in college and become a naval officer.

Freshmen! Sophomores! : now you can stay in college and become a naval officer.

Date: 1942
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"Full speed ahead! Every moment counts. Time out helps the enemy. That's why we're drivin' hard every minute -- C'mon, fella, let's step on it." Produce for victory!

"Full speed ahead! Every moment counts. Time out helps the enemy. That's why we're drivin' hard every minute -- C'mon, fella, let's step on it." Produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A young adult male factory worker at work looks ambitiously out at the viewer. Metal parts or machinery can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
I gave a man! : will you give at least 10% of your pay in war bonds?

I gave a man! : will you give at least 10% of your pay in war bonds?

Date: 1942
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Get in the scrap.

Get in the scrap.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board. Bureau of Industrial Conservation.
Description: 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.
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Girl Scouts : volunteers for victory.

Girl Scouts : volunteers for victory.

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Give it your best!

Give it your best!

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management. Division of Information.
Description: Color image of the U.S. flag, with 48 stars.
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Give it your best!

Give it your best!

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Description: Large color image of the U.S. flag with 48 stars.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Good news from home : more production.

Good news from home : more production.

Date: 1942
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"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!

"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!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A young boy expresses amazement at American air power. He has a freckled face, blond hair, and wears a straw hat.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department