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 Resource Type: Poster
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
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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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.
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Brotherhood Week, February 19th to 28th, 1943.

Brotherhood Week, February 19th to 28th, 1943.

Date: 1943
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Description: All-lettered poster is beige with brown letters. The text is a message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the importance of Brotherhood Week during wartime in 1943.
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The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.

The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.

Date: [1941?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster in red, white, and blue tones includes an illustration of a military airplane and a photograph of men driving armored vehicles.
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Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Finance Division.
Description: 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.
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Buy war bonds : Third War Loan.

Buy war bonds : Third War Loan.

Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor.
Description: Color poster of a young boy with tears streaming from his eyes. He has a freckled face and wears a white short-sleeved shirt. Around his neck hangs a Medal of Honor (gold star on a blue ribbon). In his hand he holds a khaki soldier's cap.
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Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

Date: 1941?/1942?
Creator: unknown
Description: In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks.
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Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements :  keep 'em flying!

Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army Air Forces.
Description: 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.
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Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Description: Chart of requirements for joining the Army Air Corps. Upper and lower borders are red-white-and-blue stripes with text. A "watermark"-type logo can be seen in the background of the chart, with text: "LET'S GO! U.S.A. KEEP 'EM FLYING." This 1942 edition of the poster is distinguished by one split column numbered "2" under "Aviation Cadets" and one split column numbered "3" under "Enlisted Men."
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Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.

Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.

Date: 1945
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, 1886-1981.
Description: 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.
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A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

Date: 1942
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
Description: A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.
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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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China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.

China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.

Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Description: Color poster of Chinese soldier in a green uniform, walking behind a woman holding the hand of child. Both the woman and child are dressed in plain blue traditional Chinese clothing. The woman's arm is in a sling and a bloody bandage can be seen on her wrist. The poster background is bright yellow.
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Christmas overseas gifts : wrap securely, address correctly, choose gifts wisely : mail between Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

Christmas overseas gifts : wrap securely, address correctly, choose gifts wisely : mail between Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

Date: 1945
Creator: Graves.
Description: 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.
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College women in the WAC.

College women in the WAC.

Date: [1944]
Creator: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Description: 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.
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Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.

Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.

Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation.
Description: 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."
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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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Defend your country : enlist now in the United States Army.

Defend your country : enlist now in the United States Army.

Date: 1943
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Description: A color poster of a frowning Uncle Sam with his jacket and top hat on the floor at his feet. He rolls up his sleeves with one hand, and with his other hand is clenched into a fist. Directly behind him is a flying bald eagle and the sun. The background design is a stars-and-stripes motif and the image is designed to appear as if it is mounted on posts.
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"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.

"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Nadeau, Harriet.
Description: Black & white photo of the head and shoulders of a sad-looking young girl surrounded by smoke or clouds. The photo is centered on a white swastika. Text on poster is in white and blue.
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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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Do with less, so they'll have enough! : rationing gives you your fair share.

Do with less, so they'll have enough! : rationing gives you your fair share.

Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Description: Color poster of a soldier smiling and holding a large metal cup. The soldier wears a helmet and an olive-colored shirt.
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Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Description: Wall chart in a checkerboard pattern. Some squares depict the use of different military supplies, and other squares describe the supplies and how many stamps it takes to purchase them. The border depicts military insignia, war scenes, and military personnel. The Great Seal of the U.S. is centered in the bottom border and an image of the eagle and shield from the Great Seal is centered at the top. Superimposed over the checkerboard is an image of a hand placing a war savings stamp in a stamp booklet.
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