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 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc249/
Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc569/
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/
Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc473/
Because somebody talked!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc288/
Because somebody talked!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc428/
Become a nurse : your country needs you.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc570/
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 blow to the Axis, more lumber for the Army.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc420/
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/
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/
A British "Blenheim" bomber of the Coastal Command aids a British destroyer in smashing a German submarine.
Poster is a pastel drawing of an aircraft bombing a submarine. A British ship is shown behind the bombed submarine, and other ships can be seen in the distance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc574/
British bombers have carried out over 1,600 raids on Germany (up to May, 1941)
Color poster is a stylized drawing of aircraft in battle. Four bomber planes are depicted in camouflage. A large explosion is shown at the upper left corner of the picture. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc573/
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/
British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest.
Color illustration of tanks driving across a desert. The ground and sky are depicted in yellow and orange tones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc572/
Brotherhood Week, February 19th to 28th, 1943.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc571/
The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.
Poster in red, white, and blue tones includes an illustration of a military airplane and a photograph of men driving armored vehicles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc593/
Building for health : Bureau of Social Education, Y.W.C.A.
Color poster of a woman holding an infant. The woman has dark hair worn in a bun, and wears a long yellow dress. In the background is a blue inverted triangle (YWCA symbol) with a caduceus (medical symbol) and book. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc380/
Buy Liberty Bonds.
Color poster with picture frame drawn as border. Profile of a bust of Abraham Lincoln is in center. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc432/
Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc568/
Buy war bonds : Third War Loan.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc251/
Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc184/
He can win! : the Federal Board provides training : consult the local Red Cross Home Service Section.
Color poster of a soldier in uniform, sitting at a desk holding a pipe in one hand and a pencil in his other hand. On the desk are drafting tools, an ink pot, and a paper with drawings. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the top right corner of the picture. (There is a large white spot on the soldier's forehead; Library of Congress catalog describes him as "injured".) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc375/
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/
Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?
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." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc604/
Cardinal Mercier has appealed to the Food Administration for more food for starving millions.
A color image of Cardinal Mercier's head and shoulders is centered on the top half of the poster. He has gray hair and blue eyes, and wears a red garment with a white collar. The bottom half of the poster is all text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc314/
Le Cardinal Mercier protège la Belgique.
Illustration of Cardinal Mercier in a gold cape and mitre (headdress). He holds a staff in his left hand. A fallen man is slumped over at his feet and there is a crowd of people behind him, most of whom appear to be women. The Cardinal is depicted in color and the other people are depicted in black & white. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc260/
Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc191/
A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc449/
Catafighters.
A series of 5 cm. boxes with drawings and captions below in rows of 4 across and 6 down. Drawings are comic book style with text explanations written below each box. The banner at the top has "RN" and "RAF" printed on either side of the title. Poster has red, black, and blue printing on white background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc401/
China carries on.
Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc579/
China fights on.
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." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc188/
China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc367/
China-- looks to us!
Black and white sketch of a Chinese infant wearing a hat. Portrait type view. Near the child's shoulder along the right edge of the picture are several Chinese characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc371/
China shall have our help! : United China Relief.
Color poster of a Chinese man and woman walking. The woman carries a young child on her back. The man's right arm is in a sling. The man and woman wear plain blue clothing and the child wears a red garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc370/
China shall have our help! : United China Relief.
Color poster of a Chinese man and woman walking. The woman carries a young child on her back. The man's right arm is in a sling. The man and woman wear plain blue clothing and the child wears a red garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc369/
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/
Christmas overseas gifts : wrap securely, address correctly, choose gifts wisely : mail between Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc359/
College women in the WAC.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618/
Comptoir National D'escompte de Paris : Emprunt National 1918 : pour hâter la Victoire, et pour nous revoir bientôt, souscrivez!
Color poster of two women smiling. The woman on the left is wearing a large black Alsatian headdress ("coiffe alsacienne"). She is raising one arm in the air as if to salute and has her other arm around the shoulder of the other woman. The woman on the right is holding flowers. She wears a white bonnet and a shawl, typical of the region of Lorraine. Both women wear blue-white-and-red rosettes on their headwear. A bird flies at the lower left side of the picture. (Alsace-Lorraine was a part of France ceded to the German Empire in 1871. It was reverted to France at the end of the First World War.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc363/
Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.
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." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc592/
Crédit Lyonnais : souscrivez au 4e Emprunt National.
Naked man wearing sword belt and helmet lunges to the right with sword extended against an eagle and pulling a French flag from its beak. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc403/
[Decline of the Rising Sun]
Black and white cartoon. A figure made of Wickwire Spencer rope uses a part of itself to hang a caricature of a distressed Hideki Tojo, who appears to be partially immersed in the sea. Behind Tojo's head are rays resembling those of a Japanese Rising Sun symbol. A volcano or mountain can be seen in the distant background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc598/
Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.
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.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc418/
Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc611/
Defend your country : enlist now in the United States Army.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc422/
"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc565/
Desert victory : the actual story of the rout of Rommel by the British Eighth Army : a full-length feature picture.
Movie poster in brown and red tones, promoting the film, "Desert Victory". At the top is a close-up image of a portion of a typed document: "Directive to General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East" and photographs of Bernard Montgomery (left) and Harold Alexander (right) in uniform; along the left side are three photographs of wartime scenes; and at the lower right is an illustration of a battle scene. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc465/
The development of self-government in British India.
A chart showing the development of self-governance in India from 1861 to 1942. Indians are represented as blue figures and British are represented as black figures. Chart shows Indian participation in the Viceroy and Executive Council, the Legislature, and the Provincial Government (departments) as various laws were enacted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc312/
An die deutschen frauen!
Instructions to the women of Germany, urging them to provide assistance and support in the war effort. Text is in a medieval-style font. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc353/