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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Red Army encircling Balkans.

Red Army encircling Balkans.

Date: 1944
Creator: O'Donohoe, J.
Description: Black & white newsmap showing the planned paths of the Soviet armed forces through eastern Europe toward Berlin, Germany.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
World news of the week, Monday, Dec. 30, 1940, volume 3, no. 17.

World news of the week, Monday, Dec. 30, 1940, volume 3, no. 17.

Date: December 30, 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Illustrated color map with textual news highlights for the week of December 20 to December 26, 1940.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Starve the Squander Bug : buy more war bonds.

Starve the Squander Bug : buy more war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Seuss, Dr.
Description: Long, narrow poster formed as a banner. At each end of the banner is a red area with green circle, in front of which is an image of the "Squander Bug" eating money. Text in black and green on gray center section.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Army is counting on you for more metal.

The Army is counting on you for more metal.

Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor
Description: A group of weary soldiers covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front.
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Take the wheel : --steer a course for future success while serving your country in the United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Take the wheel : --steer a course for future success while serving your country in the United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Date: 1941
Creator: Murphey, Matt.
Description: 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.
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"I'm an Ellis Island American. I left the old country to be free--and nobody is going to take that freedom away. That's why I'm fighting on the production line--to help destroy the enemies of freedom. Let's keep 'em rolling" : produce for victory!

"I'm an Ellis Island American. I left the old country to be free--and nobody is going to take that freedom away. That's why I'm fighting on the production line--to help destroy the enemies of freedom. Let's keep 'em rolling" : produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Hagel, Otto, 1909-1973.
Description: The picture depicts a middle-aged man with dark hair, graying sideburns, wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a work apron.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The United Nations : for peace and world progress.

The United Nations : for peace and world progress.

Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Dept. of State.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Date: 1943
Creator: Longyear, William Levwyn, 1899-
Description: The poster is a collage of several black and white images that surround a central image. The central image around which all of these vignettes are arranged depicts an heraldic shield that has five red stars on a black stripe. The image below this shield is of the Concord Minute Man statue.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Lexington, 1775, they fought for freedom, we fight to keep it; Independence, July 4, 1776, they kept the faith and so do you every time you lend a dime for war savings stamps; John Paul Jones said, "I have not yet begun to fight", fight with war stamps & bonds; Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it.

Lexington, 1775, they fought for freedom, we fight to keep it; Independence, July 4, 1776, they kept the faith and so do you every time you lend a dime for war savings stamps; John Paul Jones said, "I have not yet begun to fight", fight with war stamps & bonds; Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it.

Date: 1942
Creator: Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974.
Description: A series of four equally sized wood prints of historic scenes separated by dotted lines. The colors are teal and orange.
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.
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Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.

Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.

Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Description: In the foreground are two clasped hands, one representing Uncle Sam with a blue and gold-starred jacket sleeve; in the background is a factory with smokestacks. A U.S. flag stripe design connects the two images.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Save freedom of worship : each according to the dictates of his own conscience : buy war bonds.

Save freedom of worship : each according to the dictates of his own conscience : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Description: Men and women of various races and faiths, including a woman with rosary beads, clasp hands together in prayer.
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We have just begun to fight!

We have just begun to fight!

Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Description: Black & white illustration of a soldier in a combat uniform and helmet. He has one arm raised and appears to be shouting. In his other arm he holds a rife with bayonet.
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Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.

Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Description: A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits.
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Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Description: Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.

Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.

Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Description: Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"The hum of the motor -- the pound of the punch press -- the rat-a-tat-tat of the riveter -- the flash of the welder -- the thunder of the rolling mill -- the roar of America in production echoes "remember Pearl Harbor-- remember Pearl Harbor!" : produce for victory!

"The hum of the motor -- the pound of the punch press -- the rat-a-tat-tat of the riveter -- the flash of the welder -- the thunder of the rolling mill -- the roar of America in production echoes "remember Pearl Harbor-- remember Pearl Harbor!" : produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A welder looks down at the arc created by the tool in his or her hands. Sparks spray off of the material being welded.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"--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!

"--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!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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"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
"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
"We, the Americans of today, know our duty to the Americans of yesterday and the Americans of tomorrow. We shall keep the fires of freedom burning." : produce for victory!

"We, the Americans of today, know our duty to the Americans of yesterday and the Americans of tomorrow. We shall keep the fires of freedom burning." : produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Aulik, Keith J.
Description: A man with stubble, brown eyes, and white hair looks out unsmiling toward the viewer. He wears a cap and stands before a hazy blue background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Aircraft insignia.

Aircraft insignia.

Date: 1943
Creator: Coggins, Jack
Description: Twenty different types of airplanes fly across the scene, each with distinct markings. The main background is of clouds in the sky. The border is comprised of insignia of aircraft from 47 countries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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