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 Resource Type: Poster
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Year: 1941
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
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.
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"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.

"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.

Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: 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.
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Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.

The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.

Date: [1941?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster in red, white, and blue tones includes an illustration of a military airplane and a photograph of men driving armored vehicles.
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Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

Date: 1941?/1942?
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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China fights on.

China fights on.

Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Gaydos.
Description: A Chinese man in military uniform and cap looks toward the sky. Several tiny planes circle him. The planes and his cap bear the 12-pointed sun symbol of the Chinese forces. Near the right edge of the poster are four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
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China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.

China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.

Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Description: Color poster of Chinese soldier in a green uniform, walking behind a woman holding the hand of child. Both the woman and child are dressed in plain blue traditional Chinese clothing. The woman's arm is in a sling and a bloody bandage can be seen on her wrist. The poster background is bright yellow.
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During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Date: [1941]
Creator: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
Description: 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.
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Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.

Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.

Date: 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: 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.
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The four freedoms : message to the 77th Congress -- January 6, 1941.

The four freedoms : message to the 77th Congress -- January 6, 1941.

Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Federal Security Agency.
Description: The Four Freedoms, printed in red and black, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signature at the bottom. Beneath this is a border of red with white stars.
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"Grodowski is my name."

"Grodowski is my name."

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: United States. Defense Savings Staff.
Description: A neatly-dressed man looks at the viewer as he steps up into a tractor. To the left of the photo there is an extended text where he describes himself as an American son of immigrants "born on the other side" and tells of his family's dream to live in peace and prosperity. At the bottom of the poster is a box that lists the financiers of the advertisement.
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The guys who don't say much.

The guys who don't say much.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Black & white poster. At left is an article describing the "average man". At right is a photograph of a man wearing a plaid shirt and plaid jacket, overalls, a cap, and smoking a pipe. Below the photo are "Questions and Answers about Bonds and Stamps".
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"Keep 'em flying!"

"Keep 'em flying!"

Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Description: 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!"
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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.
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Keep 'em rolling! [guns]

Keep 'em rolling! [guns]

Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Description: 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.
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Keep 'em rolling! [planes]

Keep 'em rolling! [planes]

Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Description: 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.
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Keep 'em rolling! [PT boats]

Keep 'em rolling! [PT boats]

Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Description: 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.
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Keep 'em rolling! [tanks]

Keep 'em rolling! [tanks]

Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Description: 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.
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Keep your [trap] shut! : don't give the rats any information!

Keep your [trap] shut! : don't give the rats any information!

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture of a mouse trap that has sprung and caught a scrap of newspaper, which says "Crew Claims U-Boat Knew of Ship's Sailing." In the lower right corner are three small caricatures of Hideki Tojo, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini, who are referred to as "the rats."
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Let's go! U.S.A. : keep 'em flying!

Let's go! U.S.A. : keep 'em flying!

Date: [1941]
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office.
Description: 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".
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A national emergency is upon us : arise America before it is too late! Defend your country and your loved ones ....

A national emergency is upon us : arise America before it is too late! Defend your country and your loved ones ....

Date: [1941]
Creator: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
Description: 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.
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Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.
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Soil conservation is vital to you.

Soil conservation is vital to you.

Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: 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."
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Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.

Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.

Date: [1941]
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Description: 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.
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