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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
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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America's answer! : production.

America's answer! : production.

Date: 1942
Creator: Carlu, Jean.
Description: Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.
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"--and God bless daddy and all the American workers who are doing so much to protect freedom and make this a better world for us to live in." Produce for victory!

"--and God bless daddy and all the American workers who are doing so much to protect freedom and make this a better world for us to live in." Produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A girl looks outward toward the viewer. Her dark hair is braided and tied with pink ribbons, and she wears a plaid dress with a white ruffled collar.
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And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.

And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Couillard, R.
Description: Picture of a woman weeping. Her face looks haggard, and she wears a red kerchief on her head. In the background, smoke rises from ruins.
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And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.

And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Couillard, R.
Description: Color image of a woman weeping. Her face looks haggard, and she wears a red kerchief on her head. In the background, smoke rises from ruins.
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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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The Army is counting on you for more metal.

The Army is counting on you for more metal.

Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor
Description: A group of weary soldiers covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front.
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Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Date: 1943
Creator: Longyear, William Levwyn, 1899-
Description: The poster is a collage of several black and white images that surround a central image. The central image around which all of these vignettes are arranged depicts an heraldic shield that has five red stars on a black stripe. The image below this shield is of the Concord Minute Man statue.
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The Atlantic charter.

The Atlantic charter.

Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Description: All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics.
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The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.

The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.

Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Description: Black and white drawing. A caricatured Japanese soldier holding a smoking gun stands over a fallen man labeled "U.S. pilot". In the distance is a pagoda. At right is a large shadow of a man's head and and shoulders, which appears to be descending over the Japanese soldier. He wears a miner's helmet and the words "more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns" appear on his shadow.
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Award for careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.

Award for careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.

Date: 1944
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994
Description: 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.
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Back 'em up with more metal.

Back 'em up with more metal.

Date: 1942
Creator: Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982
Description: Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night.
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Back 'em up with more metal.

Back 'em up with more metal.

Date: 1942
Creator: Stoops, Herbert Morton
Description: Color poster of at least seven soldiers in uniforms and helmets surrounding an anti-aircraft gun which is firing. Other guns can be seen firing in the background.
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Back the attack! : buy war bonds.

Back the attack! : buy war bonds.

Date: [1943]
Creator: Schreiber, Georges, 1904-1977.
Description: Color poster of a battle scene. A soldier lies on the ground and holds his military rifle in a ready position. Several parachutes can be seen the sky above and descending around the soldier.
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Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Date: 1946
Creator: Englert.
Description: 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.
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The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?

The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?

Date: 1944
Creator: Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, 1897-1982
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.

Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.

Date: 1944
Creator: Whitcomb, Jon.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Date: 1943
Creator: National Victory Farm Volunteers (U.S.)
Description: The main part of the poster is a large black-and white photograph of the faces of a smiling teenage girl and boy. The lower part of the poster is a green-tinted photograph of young volunteers harvesting potatoes. A farmer on a mule- or horse-drawn farm machine can be seen in the background. The sky in the background is colored blue.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.

Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.

Date: 1945
Creator: Hiller, Lejaren A., 1880-1969
Description: 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.
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Because somebody talked!

Because somebody talked!

Date: 1944
Creator: Heyman, Wesley
Description: 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.
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Because somebody talked!

Because somebody talked!

Date: 1944
Creator: Heyman, Wesley
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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A blow to the Axis, more lumber for the Army.

A blow to the Axis, more lumber for the Army.

Date: 1943
Creator: Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982
Description: A shirtless man uses an axe to chop down a tree. He wears a hat and blue jeans, with a red bandana in his back pocket.
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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department