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 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Two Collection
Do with less, so they'll have enough! : rationing gives you your fair share.
Color poster of a soldier smiling and holding a large metal cup. The soldier wears a helmet and an olive-colored shirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc538/
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/
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/
Wood shelters our planes : the Army & Navy need 156,000,000 board feet a year for hangars.
Scene of men building a hangar. In the foreground are several stacks of lumber. Two Army airplanes fly overhead. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc390/
Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.
Image of a man in cap and overalls, with outstretched arms and legs. In one hand he holds a U.S. flag; his other hand and leg are chained to a swastika-inscribed ball. One side of his face smiles; the other side is weary. The poster background is also split in two halves: On the left is a landscape of farm lands, industrial smoke stacks, and skyscrapers; on the right is a dark barren landscape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc179/
"The stuff our soldiers need is comin'-- but fast! We're workin' like hell to give them everything they need to beat the livin' daylights out of those _ _ _ _!" : produce for victory!
A gray- or blond-haired man, possibly a miner, looks directly at the viewer. He wears a hardhat with a lamp on it, a brown leather jacket, and appears to have soot on his face. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc176/
Ready for anything --thanks to you!
Color illustration of soldiers wading from a ship or boat through water and storming a beach. Behind them is a tank about to exit a ship. More ships, a small boat, and explosions can be seen on the water in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295/
Red Army encircling Balkans.
Black & white newsmap showing the planned paths of the Soviet armed forces through eastern Europe toward Berlin, Germany. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291/
Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it : buy war stamps & bonds.
Small poster in orange and green tones. George Washington is in a boat, surrounded by other men with oars who are rowing. In front of him in the boat is the U.S. flag. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330/
You give him wings! : the Army needs lumber for training planes.
A pilot in a khaki flight suit climbs into an airplane. Two planes are flying overhead in the distance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc337/
Your metal is on the attack : keep it coming!
Color illustration of soldiers wading from a ship or boat through water and storming a beach. Behind them is a tank about to exit a ship. More ships, a small boat, and explosions can be seen on the water in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332/
Your metals fight : --on land -- on sea --in the air!
Six green-tinted photographs with captions describing the use of metals for military weapons, airplanes, and ships. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc335/
"We'll lick 'em-- just give us the stuff!"
A smiling soldier, with a bloody bandage on his right arm, holds a rifle with bayonet in one hand and a tattered Japanese flag in the other. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc339/
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/
Wood gets 'em over! : the Army needs 17,000,000 board feet a year for pontoon bridges.
Soldiers build a wooden, pontoon bridge over a waterway. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc333/
United we are strong : united we will win.
Artillery gun barrels decorated with the flags of the Allies, all firing in unison. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc414/
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/
"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.
This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177/
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/
Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.
A large black & white photograph of a man's head is shown against a pink-toned background. The background is a collage of photographs showing various military occupations. A white inset at left lists various branches of service. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174/
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/
This is our war-- : join the WAAC, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, United States Army.
The golden-orange background shows a faint outline of Pallas Athene's head. Superimposed on this background is a large black & white photograph of the head and shoulders of a woman in a WAAC uniform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc172/
"Sweat, fella -- sweat! The more we sweat, the less our boys bleed. Let's give 'em what it takes to knock out the enemy." Produce for victory!
A smiling man wipes sweat from his neck. He wears goggles on his forehead and cap on his head. Heavy machinery or parts can be seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc170/
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/
They're fighting harder than ever : are you buying more war bonds than ever?
Color image of soldiers and a tank charging forward in battle. The soldier in the foreground appears to be shouting. The sky above is red and explosions in the background are depicted in yellow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc294/
They look to us for supplies.
A group of soldiers with faces covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298/
The Yanks are there! : the Army needs lumber for trucks.
Color illustration of a long line of military trucks snaking their way through a mountainous area. At the very front of the picture is a soldier on a motorcycle, smiling, with his left arm raised in the air. In the truck behind him are other soldiers waving from the covered truck bed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297/
Ten years ago : the Nazis burned these books --but free Americans can still read them.
Poster in red and black tones. In the center is a black & white photograph showing a crowd of people standing next to a bonfire and giving the Nazi salute. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc357/
Millions of troops are on the move-- : is your trip necessary?
A large crowd of soldiers exit a train and crowd the train platform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc358/
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/
United : the United Nations fight for freedom.
Flags of the member nations of the United Nations wave amidst smoke of a bombardment, with military airplanes, ships and tanks in background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc439/
Rationing means a fair share for all of us.
Cartoon scenes at a butcher shop with and without rationing. In the "without rationing" scene, an older woman leaves the butcher shop with many packages, while a second woman buys only one meat chop. In the "with rationing" scene, each woman leaves the shop with ration book in hand, smiling and carrying the same amount of meat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc490/
Protect them : don't pay over ceiling prices.
Black & white photograph of a hand clutching a savings account deposit envelope and a $25 savings bond. The photograph is superimposed on a green circle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc492/
Pvt. Joe Louis says-- "We're going to do our part, and we'll win because we're on God's side."
Poster features a black & white photo of boxer Joe Louis in a combat uniform and helmet, pointing a rifle with bayonet. The background of the poster is blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc491/
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/
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/
Don't let this happen to you! : too little, too late : order coal now!
A shovel leans against the wall of an empty coal cellar where a few coal briquettes spell out the words "too little, too late." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc430/
Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!
A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc591/
Our carelessness, their secret weapon : prevent forest fires.
Large, caricatured heads of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo stare out as a forest fire blazes in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc494/
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/
"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/
Save freedom of worship : each according to the dictates of his own conscience : buy war bonds.
Men and women of various races and faiths, including a woman with rosary beads, clasp hands together in prayer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152/
[Springs with stings]
A figure made of wire and springs pinches the nose of a caricature of Adolf Hitler, whose arms and legs form a swastika. Hitler holds a knife in one hand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc599/
[Wire with a kick]
A figure made of wire kicks a swastika-shaped caricature of Hitler. In the background at right is a factory with smokestacks. In the background at left are flames rising from the ocean. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc596/
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/
The United Nations fight for freedom.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc590/
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/
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/
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/
Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!
In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc184/
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