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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
America will be as strong as her women.

America will be as strong as her women.

Date: 1938
Creator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889-1977.
Description: Charcoal sketch of a woman holding up a young girl.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
China carries on.

China carries on.

Date: unknown
Creator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889-1977.
Description: Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Naval aviation has a place for you-- : pilots, machinist's mates, radiomen, metalsmiths, ordnancemen : learn the right-way--the Navy-way, apply today.

Naval aviation has a place for you-- : pilots, machinist's mates, radiomen, metalsmiths, ordnancemen : learn the right-way--the Navy-way, apply today.

Date: unknown
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Description: Sailor performs maintenance on a wheel assembly. Behind him are ships and planes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Victory starts here!

Victory starts here!

Date: unknown
Creator: Bates, Richard E.
Description: A hand punches a time card in a dark blue time clock hanging on a dark blue wall.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Sure! We'll finish the job : Victory Liberty Loan.

Sure! We'll finish the job : Victory Liberty Loan.

Date: 1918
Creator: Beneker, Gerrit A. (Gerrit Albertus), 1882-1934.
Description: A smiling man wearing a hat and overalls stands. He wears an indigo shirt, sleeves rolled up and showing the cuff of a red undershirt. On his overalls are pinned four buttons depicting patriotic symbols of the United States.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
De Marine roept : jongens van Stavast, vraagt inlichtingen bij het Department der Marine.

De Marine roept : jongens van Stavast, vraagt inlichtingen bij het Department der Marine.

Date: unknown
Creator: Berg, L. van den
Description: Stylized illustration of a man playing a bugle. A red tassel hangs from a cord which is wrapped around the bugle. He wears a large light-colored hat (probably a sailor's cap), t-shirt, and brown suspenders and belt with a supply box attached to it.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Arms for Russia-- a great convoy of British ships escorted by Soviet fighter planes sails into Murmansk Harbour with vital supplies for the Red Army.

Arms for Russia-- a great convoy of British ships escorted by Soviet fighter planes sails into Murmansk Harbour with vital supplies for the Red Army.

Date: unknown
Creator: Blake.
Description: A view of the ocean and sky from the deck of a ship flying a British White Ensign (naval ensign) flag. There are other ships in the water and planes flying in the sky. Red Star emblems can be seen on some of the planes. One plane in the distance is crashing toward the ocean.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
War supplies for Russia-- : a convoy of British and American lorries streams along the Persian route to Russia.

War supplies for Russia-- : a convoy of British and American lorries streams along the Persian route to Russia.

Date: unknown
Creator: Blake.
Description: A long convoy of covered trucks travels on a winding road. In the sky overhead are military airplanes, and in the background are an encampment and a large mountain range.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Emprunt de la Libération : on les a : souscrivez à la London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd.

Emprunt de la Libération : on les a : souscrivez à la London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd.

Date: 1918
Creator: Bouisset, Firmin.
Description: Lithograph of 3 soldiers in battle. One is wearing a Scottish uniform with kilt. A tall soldier with a mustache wears a French uniform and holds his helmet in the air. Another in the background wears an olive/khaki uniform (British or U.S.) with helmet, and is pointing a rifle. An explosion can be seen in the background on the left.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Catafighters.

Catafighters.

Date: unknown
Creator: British Information Services.
Description: A series of 5 cm. boxes with drawings and captions below in rows of 4 across and 6 down. Drawings are comic book style with text explanations written below each box. The banner at the top has "RN" and "RAF" printed on either side of the title. Poster has red, black, and blue printing on white background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Eat more corn, oats and rye products-- ... : eat less wheat, meat, sugar and fats, to save for the Army and our allies.

Eat more corn, oats and rye products-- ... : eat less wheat, meat, sugar and fats, to save for the Army and our allies.

Date: 1917
Creator: Britton, L. N.
Description: Color poster depicts a variety of foods on a table: a whole fish on a plate, a bowl of fruit, vegetables, a basket of corn, poultry, and a loaf of bread. The table is brown and the poster background is green.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department