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 Collection: World War Poster Collection
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?".
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Every rivet a bullet : speed the ships.

Every rivet a bullet : speed the ships.

Date: unknown
Creator: Lucas.
Description: Black & white etching of large ship on wooden platforms. There is a British flag on front of the ship. There is a crane to the right of the ship. The title is printed in red at the top of the poster and the subtitle is white in a black border at bottom.
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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
Making America strong : industry's ever improving mass production methods step up output of latest type war planes.

Making America strong : industry's ever improving mass production methods step up output of latest type war planes.

Date: [1942?]
Creator: National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.)
Description: Black & white poster features comic-book style drawings of machinery used to produce airplanes. In the upper right corner is an image of Uncle Sam pointing out to some people a flying military airplane which is seen through a large "hole" drawn in the poster.
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A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.

A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.

Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
Description: A color drawing of large number of soldiers on motorcycles, traveling down a road in the countryside. There are large tommy guns attached to the motorcycles, aimed forward, and the gun in the foreground appears to be firing.
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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.
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"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.
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Are you 100% American? Prove it! Buy U.S. government bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Are you 100% American? Prove it! Buy U.S. government bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Date: unknown
Creator: Stern.
Description: Poster is mainly black text with a red border. Centered at top is a design consisting of an eagle, U.S. flags, and cannons. Centered at the bottom is a blue shield with white text: "U.S. TREASURY WILL PAY INTEREST EVERY SIX MONTHS".
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For liberty, civilization, and humanity.

For liberty, civilization, and humanity.

Date: unknown
Creator: Cittadino (New York, N.Y.)
Description: Poster of a soldier playing a bugle on a hill, standing in front of a U.S. flag. In the distant background on the right, a ship is sinking. The image of the bugler is adapted from an original sculpture by Edoardo Cammilli.
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Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

Date: unknown
Creator: Steele.
Description: In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther in the distance is a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. The sky is colored orange and the orange sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Centered at the bottom of the poster is a circular seal: a shield with a U.S. flag motif, surrounded by wheat stalks. (This is a seal of the U.S. Food Administration.)
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Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!

Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A military airplane flies toward a submarine at sea. An explosion is seen in the water next to the submarine. At the lower edge of the poster are three small images: a tank, a battleship, and an airplane.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"Sweat, fella -- sweat! The more we sweat, the less our boys bleed. Let's give 'em what it takes to knock out the enemy." Produce for victory!

"Sweat, fella -- sweat! The more we sweat, the less our boys bleed. Let's give 'em what it takes to knock out the enemy." Produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A smiling man wipes sweat from his neck. He wears goggles on his forehead and cap on his head. Heavy machinery or parts can be seen in the background.
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Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.

Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.

Date: [1942]
Creator: unknown
Description: A large black & white photograph of a man's head is shown against a pink-toned background. The background is a collage of photographs showing various military occupations. A white inset at left lists various branches of service.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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 stuff our soldiers need is comin'-- but fast!  We're workin' like hell to give them everything they need to beat the livin' daylights out of those _ _ _ _!" : produce for victory!

"The stuff our soldiers need is comin'-- but fast! We're workin' like hell to give them everything they need to beat the livin' daylights out of those _ _ _ _!" : produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A gray- or blond-haired man, possibly a miner, looks directly at the viewer. He wears a hardhat with a lamp on it, a brown leather jacket, and appears to have soot on his face.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Men of 18 and 19 : now you can choose your branch of service.

Men of 18 and 19 : now you can choose your branch of service.

Date: October 17, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster in black & white and green tones. The main image is a green-tinted photograph of head and shoulders of a soldier in a helmet, looking upward. A white inset at right lists various branches of service.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
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Speaking for America ... Judy Garland.

Speaking for America ... Judy Garland.

Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
Description: Black and white photograph of Judy Garland on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating diversity in America.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Fight world famine : enroll in the Boys' Working Reserve.

Fight world famine : enroll in the Boys' Working Reserve.

Date: unknown
Creator: United States Boys' Working Reserve.
Description: A young man or boy stands next to a haystack, fighting off vultures with a pitch fork. He wears the uniform of the U.S. Boys' Working Reserve.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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"Guts -- and sweat -- that's the stuff victory is made of! We're fighting this war to win -- and every mother's son of us is doing his job --  Who said, America is soft?" : produce for victory!

"Guts -- and sweat -- that's the stuff victory is made of! We're fighting this war to win -- and every mother's son of us is doing his job -- Who said, America is soft?" : produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A group of men of various ages, dressed in dirty work clothing, appear to be ready to work harder to aid the war effort.
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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"Gosh! Look at 'em fly! My Pop helps make those planes. With flyers like that and workers like my Pop -- us Americans are sure gonna win this scrap!" : produce for victory!

"Gosh! Look at 'em fly! My Pop helps make those planes. With flyers like that and workers like my Pop -- us Americans are sure gonna win this scrap!" : produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A young boy expresses amazement at American air power. He has a freckled face, blond hair, and wears a straw hat.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"Man for man, America's workers and America's soldiers are the best in the world! We helped them build our nation -- we'll help them defend it." Produce for victory!

"Man for man, America's workers and America's soldiers are the best in the world! We helped them build our nation -- we'll help them defend it." Produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A young woman works on a machine part. Her reddish hair is coiffed and she wears a neatly pressed blue work uniform.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department