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 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Two Collection
26 job opportunities in the United States Army Air Forces.
Folded brochure containing panels which can be folded out and used as posters. One side has photographs depicting 26 Army Air Force jobs. Another side has photographs of different types of military airplanes and depicts the jobs associated with flying and maintaining a B-17 airplane. On the reverse side are job descriptions and requirements. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc140/
All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!
Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc160/
Full speed ahead! : produce for your Navy, victory begins at home!
Color poster of a smaller boat attacking a large ship that flies the Japanese flag. This is a night scene. The ship has spotlights on and there is an explosion near the ship. In lower right corner of the painting there is a light blue rectangle of text superimposed over the painting with the title "U.S. NAVY DISPATCH" and a quote. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc379/
Keep 'em flying.
Black and white poster describes the qualifications and pay for U.S. Army Air Corps positions. In a black & white photograph below the text, a large group of Flying Cadets in flight suits walks toward the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc513/
Keep punching-- in the battle of production : beat your promise!
Black & white cartoon depicts two boxers in the midst of fighting. The boxer on the left is a stereotypical caricature of a Japanese man. He holds a sword labeled "Remember Pearl Harbor". The boxer on the right represents "You & I", according to a sign behind him. He is Caucasian with dark curly hair. His gloves are labeled, "All-Out Production" and "No Waste" and he punches the Japanese fighter. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149/
Keep your Red Cross at his side : give!
Image of a soldier in a helmet. Green foliage is seen in the background. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the lower right area of the poster. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc323/
Learn to recognize these vehicles : heavy tanks and self-propelled artillery.
Black & white chart with orange side bar. The chart features black & white drawings of front and profile views of heavy tanks and self-propelled artillery. Included are American, Russian, German, Japanese, and English tanks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc508/
Make your own declaration of war : buy war bonds.
Poster in black & white and red tones. A soldier stands next to a facsimile of a declaration of war against Japan. He holds his rifle with bayonet with one hand and points at the viewer with the other. The declaration of war is signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sam Rayburn, and H.A. Wallace. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc139/
Metal for victory! : keep it coming.
A series of five black & white photographs and captions depicting of war activities involving metal. Poster has red border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc476/
Metal makes might! : keep it coming!
Navy and white poster has blue background with text at the top. There are six blue and white pictures in two rows of three depicting metal in use. Each picture has a caption at the bottom and a white border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304/
More copper-zinc-lead-- quick!
A soldier holding a rifle talks to a miner holding a drilling tool. The soldier is gesturing behind him toward the ruins of a town, saying, "Give us metal so it won't happen here". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc319/
"No nation of slaves can match a nation of free men. We're doing more because we want to than they can because they have to!" : produce for victory!
50 men dressed in work clothes stand assembled in vague lines and gaze toward the left as if at a rally. All of the men appear to have light-colored skin and clean-shaven faces. Most are wearing caps or hats. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157/
An open letter to the unconquerable Czechoslovaks.
A poem praising the Czechoslovakians for defying the Nazis in World War II. Framing the poem is a painting showing the white, red, and blue flag of Czechoslovakia, with a man's face depicted in the left side of the flag in a blue triangle. An image of the double-tailed lion from the Czech heraldic emblem is superimposed over the flag on the right side. A war zone appears along the lower edge below the poem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc204/
An open letter to the unconquerable Dutch.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc586/
An open letter to the unconquerable Norwegians.
A poem praising the Norwegians for defying the Nazis in World War II. The text of the poem is framed by a painting depicting a blond-haired man, woman and child. The man wears overalls and the woman and child wear kerchiefs on their heads. The man is holding a pitchfork. In the background are a haystack and a traditional Norwegian loft house. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc557/
An open letter to the unconquerable Poles.
A poem praising the Poles for defying the Nazis in World War II. The text of the poem is framed by a painting depicting a man and woman surrounded by rubble and looking toward the sky. A tattered Polish flag lies among the ruins. In the distance, a burst of sunlight breaks through dark clouds. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc203/
Our wounded need help! : ten ways you can release nurses for military service.
All lettered poster with red and black text, describing how to conserve health resources and help recruit nurses for military and civilian services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc493/
A real partnership : He says, “Dear Dad--you’re getting the metal out. I’m dishing it out. We’re quite a team!”
Black and white drawing of a man and woman sitting in chairs at home. The man holds a pipe and reads a letter, and the woman is knitting. A cat sits at her feet, gazing at the man. A miner's helmet hangs on the wall behind the man's chair. In the upper left is a drawing of a soldier in the field, writing a letter. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc258/
Rumors cost us lives.
Green-tinted illustration of a man wearing a suit and derby hat, with a cigarette in his mouth. He is leaning forward and holding his hand next to his face as if to whisper or hear a rumor. Printed phrases surround the picture: "Listen. . . Someone Told Me. . . And I Saw. . . I Hear That. . . Do You Know. . . I Know That. . . ". Superimposed on the picture is a fragment of a newspaper article with the headline, "U-BOAT CAPTAIN KILLS 22 SAILORS, Laughs as He Torpedoes Lifeboat Leaving Doomed Vessel." The background of the poster is red. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc180/
Sacrifice : the privilege of free men.
Leaning out of a window, a soldier embraces a brown-haired woman. On his back he carries a helmet, weapons, and backpack. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc187/
Speaking for America ... Bob Hope.
Black and white photograph of Bob Hope on a blue background. Text box contains quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and ancestry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc136/
Speaking for America ... C. W. Nimitz.
Black and white photograph of Chester Nimitz on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance and teamwork. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc128/
Speaking for America ... Danny Kaye.
Black and white photograph of Danny Kaye (entertainer, 1913-1987) on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting racial and religious tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc126/
Speaking for America ... Douglas MacArthur.
Black and white photograph of Douglas MacArthur on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance, freedom, and democracy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc127/
Speaking for America ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Black and white photograph of Dwight Eisenhower on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating the variety of races and religions in America. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc134/
Speaking for America ... Frank Sinatra.
Black and white photograph of Frank Sinatra on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting racial and religious tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc133/
Speaking for America ... Gene Autry.
Black and white photograph of Gene Autry on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and national origin. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132/
Speaking for America ... Harry Truman.
Black and white photograph of Harry Truman on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating freedom and tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131/
Speaking for America ... Judy Garland.
Black and white photograph of Judy Garland on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating diversity in America. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc135/
Speaking for America ... Kate Smith.
Black and white photograph of Kate Smith on a blue background. Text box contains a quote encouraging Americans to end prejudice in their local communities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130/
Speaking for America ... Spencer Tracy.
Black and white photograph of Spencer Tracy on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating cultural diversity and tolerance in the armed forces and encouraging all Americans to follow their example after the war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc129/
This is the enemy.
Stylized caricature of a scowling German soldier. There is a swastika on his cap. He wears a monocle in one eye; in the monocle is a reflection of a person hanging on a gallows. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc413/
Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!
A military airplane flies toward a submarine at sea. An explosion is seen in the water next to the submarine. At the lower edge of the poster are three small images: a tank, a battleship, and an airplane. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc178/
Victory starts here!
A hand punches a time card in a dark blue time clock hanging on a dark blue wall. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171/
We pledged it, we'll beat it!
A large, white capital letter "B" on a dark blue background. Superimposed diagonally over the B is a morse code symbol in red. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc185/
Y.W.C.A. war work centers in the United States.
Eastern half map of the U.S. with locations of "white" and "colored" hostess houses, Girls' Clubs, emergency housing for girls, city associations and International Institute for Young Women Y.W.C.A. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc202/
Your production : beat your promise.
Illustration of a giant boot about to crush caricatures of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and a caricatured Japanese soldier (probably representing Hideki Tojo). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc442/
Am I proud! : I'm fighting famine-- by canning food at home.
This is a color poster with a 1/4" inch border. A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc541/
Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc567/
The United Nations : for peace and world progress.
The top and bottom of the poster are blue. In the top portion is the title; in the middle portion is a chart of the organization of the United Nations; the bottom section has drawings and text explaining some of the UN's goals. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc144/
85 million Americans hold war bonds.
A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc536/
1946 resolution : that every American buy and hold U.S. savings bonds.
Color image of a scroll document nestled among a background of bond bills. The scroll document appears yellowed and torn with age. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc474/
7th War Loan : now--all together.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc578/
Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.
Poster shows a a smiling young woman in a pink blouse, sitting at a table or desk, writing a letter. Her image is superimposed on a monochromatic background picture of soldiers in the field receiving mail. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc473/
Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc568/
Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.
Small color poster of a wounded soldier sitting on the ground. He has bandages on his hand and leg and his camouflage helmet lies on the ground next to him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc191/
Christmas overseas gifts : wrap securely, address correctly, choose gifts wisely : mail between Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.
Picture of Santa Claus in a soldier's helmet, pointing with his left hand at a wrapped and addressed package in his right. The U.S. seal appears at the lower left corner and a U.S. Navy shield logo appears at the lower right corner. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc359/
Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.
Four cartoons in black line drawing on white; cartoons appear as paper sheets tacked to a blue background. They depict various excuses for travel which are characterized as frivolous: "It's impossible to find anything in the local shops." "We haven't seen Bob's children since way last fall." "But this contract is vital.""But Grandma misses us so." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc592/
O'er the ramparts we watch : United States Army Air Forces.
A young man with dark hair stands in the clouds, holding a large rocket-shaped bomb. He wears a brown leather bomber jacket and a silver I.D. bracelet. Small images of military airplanes fly in the clouds below him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc218/
For peace and security : buy bonds.
The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc594/
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