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 Language: English
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
And they thought we couldn't fight : Victory Liberty Loan.

And they thought we couldn't fight : Victory Liberty Loan.

Date: 1919
Creator: Forsythe, Vic, 1885-1962. [a.k.a. Clyde Forsythe]
Description: Color illustration of a wounded yet smiling soldier. His uniform sleeves are tattered, and he is bloodied and bandaged; he wears a helmet and carries three enemy helmets in his hands, in addition to his rifle. A barbed wire fence and the ruins of a building can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Are you 100% American? Prove it! Buy U.S. government bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Are you 100% American? Prove it! Buy U.S. government bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Date: unknown
Creator: Stern.
Description: Poster is mainly black text with a red border. Centered at top is a design consisting of an eagle, U.S. flags, and cannons. Centered at the bottom is a blue shield with white text: "U.S. TREASURY WILL PAY INTEREST EVERY SIX MONTHS".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
"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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Arms for Russia-- a great convoy of British ships escorted by Soviet fighter planes sails into Murmansk Harbour with vital supplies for the Red Army.

Arms for Russia-- a great convoy of British ships escorted by Soviet fighter planes sails into Murmansk Harbour with vital supplies for the Red Army.

Date: unknown
Creator: Blake.
Description: A view of the ocean and sky from the deck of a ship flying a British White Ensign (naval ensign) flag. There are other ships in the water and planes flying in the sky. Red Star emblems can be seen on some of the planes. One plane in the distance is crashing toward the ocean.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
A battery of Britain's giant coastal-defence guns mounted on railway trucks.

A battery of Britain's giant coastal-defence guns mounted on railway trucks.

Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
Description: Poster is a color drawing of a large military gun mounted on a train truck. The gun is being fired, and similar guns are seen firing in the distance. Small figures of soldiers can be seen covering their ears. The background is a brightly colored yellow and orange sky.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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
Battleships of the Royal Navy, steaming in line ahead.

Battleships of the Royal Navy, steaming in line ahead.

Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
Description: 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.
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 patriotic : sign your country's pledge to save the food.

Be patriotic : sign your country's pledge to save the food.

Date: 1917
Creator: Stahr, Paul, 1883-1953.
Description: 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.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds

Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds

Date: 1918
Creator: Strothmann, F. (Frederick), b. 1872.
Description: Poster depicts a German solider with blood-stained fingers and bayonet.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
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