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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Resource Type: Poster
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Give us lumber for more PT's.

Give us lumber for more PT's.

Date: 1943
Creator: AEL.
Description: Color image of war ships at sea. In the foreground is a boat with "PT 34" painted on it, shining a light and speeding forward. In the background, a ship is sinking as explosive flames rise from it. Other ships and flames can be seen in the distance on the left.
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The sky's the limit! : keep buying war bonds.

The sky's the limit! : keep buying war bonds.

Date: 1944
Creator: Allen, Courtney, 1896-1969.
Description: Color poster of a female mechanic and two male mechanics maintaining or building an airplane. Other military airplanes can be seen on the ground in the background. A "6th War Loan" seal in the upper right corner of the poster depicts a bomb about to strike a Japanese flag.
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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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Americans suffer when careless talk kills!

Americans suffer when careless talk kills!

Date: 1943
Creator: Anderson, Harry Martin
Description: Color illustration of an older man in overalls, with his arm around a weeping older woman in a simple dress and apron. The woman holds a "Western Union" telegram and wipes her tears with her apron skirt. On the wall behind them hangs a service flag with a blue star centered on a white background, with a red border. (A blue star signifies a family member who is alive and serving in the war.)
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[Happy days!]

[Happy days!]

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: Cartoon drawing. Hitler, Mussolini, and a Japanese character are depicted as apes behind a chain-link fence or cage. A pear tree is seen in the foreground, outside the fence. A dead tree is seen in the background, inside the fence.
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Screening the Axis.

Screening the Axis.

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: A mesh metal being stands upright holding a metal sieve through which he strains the metal weaponry out of the enemy. Nazi and Japanese soldiers rain down into the sieve. Above and behind them are dark clouds with lightning striking downward toward the sieve. In the far background is a town.
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[Springs with stings]

[Springs with stings]

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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[Wire with a kick]

[Wire with a kick]

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952.
Description: Small color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape.
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For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952.
Description: Color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape.
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"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.
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For peace and security : buy bonds.

For peace and security : buy bonds.

Date: 1945
Creator: Ball, Linn.
Description: The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star.
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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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Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.

Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.

Date: 1942
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape.
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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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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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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.
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Let's hit 'em with everything we've got! : don't wait, choose the Navy.

Let's hit 'em with everything we've got! : don't wait, choose the Navy.

Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: Sailors in helmets and blue shirts, operating large artillery weapons. An explosion is seen in the background.
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Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

Date: [1943]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.
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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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7th War Loan : now--all together.

7th War Loan : now--all together.

Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
Description: 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.
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"In the strength of great hope we must shoulder our common load" : buy Victory Bonds.

"In the strength of great hope we must shoulder our common load" : buy Victory Bonds.

Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
Description: An image of Franklin D. Roosevelt hovers in the sky above a family standing near a grave site. On the horizon line is a cemetery monument (a cross with a wreath) and a view of the the rising sun.
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Next! : 6th War Loan.

Next! : 6th War Loan.

Date: 1944
Creator: Bingham, James.
Description: Large head of a helmeted soldier grimaces at an aerial image of the island nation of Japan. At left is an inset graphic of a blue bomb falling on the Japanese flag.
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