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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
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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"Doing all you can, brother?" : buy war bonds.

"Doing all you can, brother?" : buy war bonds.

Date: 1943
Creator: Sloan, Robert Smullyan, b. 1915.
Description: Color poster shows a close-up of a soldier with a bandaged head and a blood-stained khaki uniform. He has light-colored hair and blue eyes. In the background, a barren field lies scattered with broken or abandoned machinery.
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Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Description: Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.
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Don't get hurt : it may cost his life.

Don't get hurt : it may cost his life.

Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor
Description: Color poster shows a man with his arm in a cast and a sling. He wears overalls and a work shirt. At the bottom of the poster is an image of a fallen soldier lying in the sand. U.S. Army Safety Program seal appears at lower right corner of picture.
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Don't let him stick his nose in your business.

Don't let him stick his nose in your business.

Date: 1943
Creator: Nolan, Jack.
Description: Black and white cartoon. The cartoon character is a mosquito, smiling in a sinister manner and showing fangs. He has a long sharp nose and he is rubbing his hands together. There is a sunburst of white around him and the rest of the poster is black.
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Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.

Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.

Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Lawrence Beall, 1909-
Description: Three children with toys and a flag, on a lawn scattered with small white flowers, are surrounded by the shadow of a swastika. One boy holds a toy military airplane. Another boy wears a paper hat and holds a flag on a makeshift pole. The girl is seated and holds a doll.
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Don't let this happen to you! : too little, too late : order coal now!

Don't let this happen to you! : too little, too late : order coal now!

Date: 1944
Creator: Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969.
Description: A shovel leans against the wall of an empty coal cellar where a few coal briquettes spell out the words "too little, too late."
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During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Date: [1941]
Creator: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
Description: 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.
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Eat the Basic 7-- every day! : eat a lunch that packs a punch!

Eat the Basic 7-- every day! : eat a lunch that packs a punch!

Date: 1943
Creator: United States. War Food Administration.
Description: Contains a circular chart showing seven basic food groups surrounded by cartoons demonstrating the benefits of each food group. In the center of the wheel chart is a red and blue logo of a family, with the caption: "U.S. needs us strong, eat the Basic 7 every day".
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He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.

He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. War Boards.
Description: Poster features a black and white photograph on a red background. A smiling soldier in uniform and helmet sits at a table eating a meal. In addition to his plates of food and bread, he has a metal cup full of milk. At the lower right area of the poster is a circular logo, "Food for freedom", with a silhouette image of a farmer with pitchfork.
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Enemy ears are listening.

Enemy ears are listening.

Date: 1942
Creator: Iligan, Ralph, 1893-1960.
Description: The poster depicts Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, and Adolf Hitler. Only one hand and the head of each man is shown. Each has his hand cupped around one ear. On Tojo's hand is a pinky ring and the artist's signature "Iligan" is written on his wrist, with a small inverted black triangle symbol below it.
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