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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Be patriotic : sign your country's pledge to save the food.
Color poster of a woman with her hands extended toward the viewer. She is wearing an dress that appears to be made from a draped U.S. flag, and a cap of a stars-and-stripes motif. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc399/
He's a "fighting fool"-- give him the best you've got! : more production!
Drawing of a soldier standing in uniform and helmet, and carrying a rifle. It appears to be drawn with red conte crayon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc209/
Do with less, so they'll have enough! : rationing gives you your fair share.
Color poster of a soldier smiling and holding a large metal cup. The soldier wears a helmet and an olive-colored shirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc538/
Choose for victory : try a V dish to-day.
Picture of a restaurant menu with a large orange "V" on it. A large black arrow marked "VICTORY DISH" points to the orange "V". At the bottom of the menu is the phrase, "Go Easy with Bread". The background behind the menu is green. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc539/
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/
The four freedoms : message to the 77th Congress -- January 6, 1941.
The Four Freedoms, printed in red and black, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signature at the bottom. Beneath this is a border of red with white stars. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc533/
"Grodowski is my name."
A neatly-dressed man looks at the viewer as he steps up into a tractor. To the left of the photo there is an extended text where he describes himself as an American son of immigrants "born on the other side" and tells of his family's dream to live in peace and prosperity. At the bottom of the poster is a box that lists the financiers of the advertisement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc530/
During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Poster is in red and blue against an off-white background. A sailor is welding a large piece of metal. He wears goggles and welding gloves and a sailor's cap. Centered on the lower border of the poster is a small picture of a ship at sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc537/
Follow me! : men 18-19, these can be yours-- apply now at any U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.
Black & white photograph on a yellow background. A soldier climbs a hill, his arm raised as if to wave a group onward. At right is an inset titled, "These can be yours". It shows the insignia and monthly base pay for each Army grade (rank). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc531/
Help him ... help yourself ... : for victory, at least 10% of your pay every payday.
Color poster features black and white photographs, with large arrows containing captions pointing to each photo. The captions explain the benefits of war bonds. One photograph is of a soldier in a combat uniform, holding a rifle. The other photograph is of a man in a work shirt, doing mechanical work. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc522/
Homemaker's war guide.
Chart with columns providing illustrated suggestions for supporting the war effort. Colors used are red, blue, black/gray and white. Topics include conserving, storing, and reusing food, textiles, rubber, and metals, and instructions for taking protective measures in case of attack, and for participating in wartime community organizations. Centered at top of the poster is a graphic image representing women in various work and military uniforms, standing with airplanes, ambulances, a car, and a tank. The "homemaker" is highlighted at center and is represented wearing an apron, holding a saucepan, standing inside a red house. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc521/
Keep the wheels turning! : repair work is vital to the war effort.
Color poster in black and orange tones. Image of a hand holding a wrench. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc394/
Sure! We'll finish the job : Victory Liberty Loan.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc352/
War rages in France : we must feed them.
Black & white print. A large crowd of people of all ages walk or ride in carts on a cobble street. Behind them is a ruined building. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc355/
Big guns of a British battleship. Each gun fires a shell weighing nearly one ton.
Color drawing of the view from a ship deck, as large cannon-type guns are firing from the deck, over the sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc396/
A British short "Sunderland" flying boat patrolling the sea lanes.
A "flying boat" aircraft is shown flying over the sea. A ship can be seen in the water below. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc393/
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth [later known as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother], Consort of King George VI of England. She wears six strands of pearls, a tiara, and an embroidered dress with three decorations attached to it. One decoration is the Family Order of King George VI, which features a portrait of the King. The decoration on her left breast is the Garter Star, which features St. George's cross. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc398/
Wood shelters our planes : the Army & Navy need 156,000,000 board feet a year for hangars.
Scene of men building a hangar. In the foreground are several stacks of lumber. Two Army airplanes fly overhead. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc390/
Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc179/
"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!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc176/
Men of 18 and 19 : now you can choose your branch of service.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc173/
Ready for anything --thanks to you!
Color illustration of soldiers wading from a ship or boat through water and storming a beach. Behind them is a tank about to exit a ship. More ships, a small boat, and explosions can be seen on the water in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295/
A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc292/
Red Army encircling Balkans.
Black & white newsmap showing the planned paths of the Soviet armed forces through eastern Europe toward Berlin, Germany. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291/
One of the magnificent British fighters which have shot down over 3,000 German planes.
Color illustration of a British military airplane shooting down a German military airplane. German plane is falling to the ground. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc397/
The famous British "Spitfires" flying in formation. Each machine can fire at the rate of over 6,000 cannon and machine gun bullets per minute.
Color illustration of eleven military airplanes flying in formation. The sky is turquoise and gray. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc391/
Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it : buy war stamps & bonds.
Small poster in orange and green tones. George Washington is in a boat, surrounded by other men with oars who are rowing. In front of him in the boat is the U.S. flag. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330/
Battleships of the Royal Navy, steaming in line ahead.
Color poster of four battleships at sea. One appears closest at right, and three are in the background. Each ship has large guns or cannons that are firing. Three airplanes fly in the sky above the ships. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc395/
You give him wings! : the Army needs lumber for training planes.
A pilot in a khaki flight suit climbs into an airplane. Two planes are flying overhead in the distance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc337/
Your metal is on the attack : keep it coming!
Color illustration of soldiers wading from a ship or boat through water and storming a beach. Behind them is a tank about to exit a ship. More ships, a small boat, and explosions can be seen on the water in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332/
Your metals fight : --on land -- on sea --in the air!
Six green-tinted photographs with captions describing the use of metals for military weapons, airplanes, and ships. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc335/
"We'll lick 'em-- just give us the stuff!"
A smiling soldier, with a bloody bandage on his right arm, holds a rifle with bayonet in one hand and a tattered Japanese flag in the other. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc339/
Back 'em up with more metal.
Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc336/
Wood gets 'em over! : the Army needs 17,000,000 board feet a year for pontoon bridges.
Soldiers build a wooden, pontoon bridge over a waterway. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc333/
Ring it again : buy U.S. gov't bonds : Third Liberty Loan.
A crowd of American colonial-era people point at the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. In the upper left area of the poster is a large close-up picture of the Liberty Bell. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc412/
A British anti-aircraft battery in action. More than 590 German raiders have been destroyed by anti-aircraft fire over Britain.
An image of soldiers firing large anti-aircraft guns into the sky. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc392/
United we are strong : united we will win.
Artillery gun barrels decorated with the flags of the Allies, all firing in unison. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc414/
For home and country : Victory Liberty Loan.
Color image of a happy military family. A soldier holds his young son in one arm while embracing his wife with the other. A helmet hangs on a long cord around the soldier's neck. The child smiles and embraces the soldier while the wife admires a medal attached to the soldier's uniform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc416/
This is the enemy.
Stylized caricature of a scowling German soldier. There is a swastika on his cap. He wears a monocle in one eye; in the monocle is a reflection of a person hanging on a gallows. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc413/
"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177/
Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc178/
Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174/
Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!
Chart of requirements for becoming an air cadet. At the bottom center below the chart is a black and white photograph of a group of men wearing flight suits, parachutist's helmets, goggles, and parachute packs. The background is a blue graphic design of airplanes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc175/
This is our war-- : join the WAAC, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, United States Army.
The golden-orange background shows a faint outline of Pallas Athene's head. Superimposed on this background is a large black & white photograph of the head and shoulders of a woman in a WAAC uniform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc172/
"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!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc170/
Victory starts here!
A hand punches a time card in a dark blue time clock hanging on a dark blue wall. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171/
Remember! the flag of liberty, support it! : buy U.S. government bonds, 3rd. Liberty Loan.
A group of people stand in front of the American flag. A ship is in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29409/
They're fighting harder than ever : are you buying more war bonds than ever?
Color image of soldiers and a tank charging forward in battle. The soldier in the foreground appears to be shouting. The sky above is red and explosions in the background are depicted in yellow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc294/
They look to us for supplies.
A group of soldiers with faces covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298/
Watch your talk for his sake : never mention arrivals, sailings, cargoes, or destinations to anybody.
The black and white photo is of a man standing in the crow's nest at the mast of a ship, holding binoculars and looking out to sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290/
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