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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Am I proud! : I'm fighting famine-- by canning food at home.
This is a color poster with a 1/4" inch border. A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc541/
Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.
Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc567/
A message about food from the President of the United States.
A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc542/
The United Nations : for peace and world progress.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc144/
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/
1946 resolution : that every American buy and hold U.S. savings bonds.
Color image of a scroll document nestled among a background of bond bills. The scroll document appears yellowed and torn with age. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc474/
7th War Loan : now--all together.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc578/
Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.
Poster shows a a smiling young woman in a pink blouse, sitting at a table or desk, writing a letter. Her image is superimposed on a monochromatic background picture of soldiers in the field receiving mail. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc473/
Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.
Small color poster with a red background. The image is of a diverse group of people standing in a V formation and waving green bills. The group includes white men and women and a black man. They are dressed in a variety of work clothing styles, including overalls, industrial uniforms, and business suits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc568/
Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.
Small color poster of a wounded soldier sitting on the ground. He has bandages on his hand and leg and his camouflage helmet lies on the ground next to him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc191/
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/
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/
O'er the ramparts we watch : United States Army Air Forces.
A young man with dark hair stands in the clouds, holding a large rocket-shaped bomb. He wears a brown leather bomber jacket and a silver I.D. bracelet. Small images of military airplanes fly in the clouds below him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc218/
Fill it! : help harvest war crops.
Color poster. In the foreground, a large empty harvesting basket is held out by two hands. In the background, men and women in straw hats harvest crops by hand in a field. A barn and farmhouse can be seen in the distance. At the lower right corner of the poster is the Crops Corps logo: a large blue "C' surrounding a red wheat sheaf. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc559/
For peace and security : buy bonds.
The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc594/
Get the Jap and get it over! : work where you're needed.
Bullet-ridden and tattered Japanese and German flags (of World-War II era) fly on a bamboo pole. Background is in shades of green. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc421/
Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.
Color poster shows an adolescent boy and girl. Both are smiling and neatly dressed. The boy carries farm tools. He has red hair and freckles and wears a windowpane-plaid blue shirt. The girl's blond hair is coiffed and she wears a red dress or blouse. A "Craftsman" brand name mark can be seen on the pitchfork carried by the boy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc576/
Grow your own : be sure!
Color poster shows a group of fruits and vegetables on a table. Two red-white-and-blue ribbons in a "V" shape rise from the table. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc545/
"In the strength of great hope we must shoulder our common load" : buy Victory Bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc585/
A lifetime education free for high school graduates who qualify : U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.
A woman in a gray military uniform is shown in the right foreground. In the left background are two young women in dresses, carrying books and looking at the uniformed woman. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461/
Me travel? --not this summer : vacation at home.
A smiling man relaxes in an easy chair while reading a newspaper and smoking a pipe. A Springer Spaniel dog lies on the floor beside him. On a book case at his side is a framed picture of a young soldier, a radio, and a fan which blows his hair back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc488/
A message about food from the President of the United States.
A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc543/
An overcharge is the same as a pay cut : report overcharges to the OPA.
A coin with a pie-portion of its value removed, lies in an open hand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc219/
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/
Serve those who served : nurses are needed in Veterans Administration hospitals.
A wounded veteran sits in a wheelchair; in the background, soldiers fight in combat and a nurse tends to a wounded soldier in hospital. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc487/
Symbol of life ... : U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
Poster of a photo of a man in bed wearing gray pajamas with a mandarin collar and white frog closures, a maroon corduroy robe and dogtags. He has his right hand raised slightly and is in conversation with a nurse who happily listens to him. She wears a gray and white striped seersucker uniform with a matching nursing cap. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc287/
The United Nations : an organization for peace and world progress.
Chart showing the structure of the United Nations organization, surrounded by depictions and explanations of what the organization does. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc198/
Urgent notice : 1. Fighting men and materials are being shifted ...
All lettered poster, black text on orange background. The poster urges the reader not to discuss military information because the Japanese are obtaining such information. At the bottom are the signatures of military officials and J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc346/
Victory-- now you can invest in it! : Victory Loan.
An eagle with its wings extended stands on a stack of bond bills. Stars and red, white, and blue colors are in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc563/
Women-- our wounded need your care! : you can serve as medical technicians, surgical technicians, and other Army hospital assignments : join a hospital company ... Women's Army Corps.
Color illustration of a woman in a blue uniform dress and brown shoes, carrying a silver tray with a white cloth draped over it. Behind her are faint images of hospital beds. At right is a small image of two silver discs, one showing the head of Pallas Athene and the other showing a caduceus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc215/
Your blood can save him.
Kneeling soldier holds rifle in left hand and clutches head with right hand. A helmet with a bullet hole lies in front of him. Large Red Cross symbol in lower right corner of poster. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc454/
Your victory garden counts more than ever!
In the background is a view of a garden with a man and woman cultivating and weeding; foreground is an arrangement of various vegetables, including peas in the shell, cabbage, and carrots. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc544/
Award for careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
A hairy hand wearing a ring with a Nazi insignia holds an Iron Cross military decoration, also with a swastika on it. The poster background is red with a white border that has barbs pointing into the red area. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc560/
The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?
Color poster of head and shoulders of a helmeted Army soldier holding a rifle and looking toward the viewer. The background is a green color. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc440/
Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.
Color poster of two women in cadet nurse uniforms (probably two views of the same woman). The woman on the left wears a military-style uniform with blue jacket and cap. The woman on the right wears a white nurse's uniform with a nurse's cap. Both women are wearing cadet nurse shoulder patches and caduceus (medical symbol) pins. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc249/
Because somebody talked!
Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center, and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc428/
Because somebody talked!
Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc288/
College women in the WAC.
Poster of three photographs with text descriptions, each showing three young women (seniors from the Vassar College Class of 1944) involved in various Women's Army Corps recruitment activities: trying on a WAC hat, signing up for WAC, and pledging the oath of enlistment. The young women wear cardigan sweaters, skirts, and loafers. Older women in WAC uniforms appear in two of the photographs. The three students who appear in the photos are: Marjorie Maddox, Maud Banks, and Joan Trumbull. The two servicewomen are: Private First Class Gladys A. Francis, Major Lucille Van Bolt, and Second Lieutenant Elizabeth M. Whitmore. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618/
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/
Every child needs a good school lunch : the War Food Administration will help your community start a school lunch program.
Color poster shows a graphic image of a boy and girl playing baseball. A school house can be seen in the background. In the foreground is superimposed a black & white photograph of a boy eating at a table. He has a plate of cooked food, a glass of milk, and fruit. He wears overalls and a striped shirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc548/
Fire away! : buy extra bonds.
Color poster of two sailors on a Navy ship at sea. One sailor is using a search light and the other is looking through binoculars. The sailors wear blue jackets and knitted "watch caps". A U.S. flag can be seen on the ship deck below. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc222/
For work, for play, 3 "squares" a day : eat the Basic 7 way.
A series of silhouette images against blue, red, and yellow backgrounds: man using industrial machine, woman washing, boy hoeing; man with fishing pole, woman with tennis racket, boy with baseball bat; man seated eating at table, woman standing and handing steaming dish to boy seated at table. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc546/
French Resistance helps throttle the Boche.
Black & white photograph of of a soldier in a helmet being choked by two hands. The soldier's face is tinted green; the hands are not. The poster background is in shades of blue, white, and red. A red flame design shoots up along the right side of the photo, and a white flame design is superimposed on the hands. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc471/
Have you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club?
Close-up of a soldier's face. He wears a helmet which is unstrapped. A white bandage can be seen on his forehead under the helmet. Blood drips down the side of his face from the bandage to his jaw. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289/
Join us on the farm front! : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.
Black & white photo superimposed on a blue background. A smiling young teenage boy and girl stand in a farm field, holding farm tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc547/
Keep the home front pledge : pay no more than ceiling prices, pay your points in full.
Color poster promoting compliance with food conservation and price control programs. A young blond woman in an apron raises her hand to take a pledge. By her shoulder is a small inset box featuring a graphic image of a hand carrying a food basket, with the slogan, "Food Fights for Freedom". Additional captions contained in this inset are "Produce and Conserve" and "Share and Play Square". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc514/
Less dangerous than careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
Illustration of a coiled, green-eyed rattlesnake with blood dripping from its mouth and fangs, ready to strike. Blood is also pooled on the floor next to the snake. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc489/
Let's finish the job! : urgent-- experienced seamen needed!
A seaman holds the wheel of a ship. He has blue eyes and auburn hair and he wears a brown jacket and blue knitted sweater and watch cap. On his jacket he wears a pin of the U.S. Merchant Marine seal. The poster background is yellow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc605/
Next! : 6th War Loan.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc584/
"Of course I can! : I'm patriotic as can be-- and ration points won't worry me!"
A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc549/
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