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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
85 million Americans hold war bonds.
A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc536/
1778, 1943 : Americans will always fight for liberty.
U.S. soldiers in helmets and coats march forward on snow, looking back in review at colonial militiamen with rifles, some in torn clothing or bloody bandages. A badge of the U.S. flag is displayed prominently on the shoulder of the soldier nearest the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc425/
1946 resolution : that every American buy and hold U.S. savings bonds.
Color image of a scroll document nestled among a background of bond bills. The scroll document appears yellowed and torn with age. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc474/
7th War Loan : now--all together.
Small color poster promoting the 7th War Loan. The painting by C. C. Beall is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, of the second American flag raising by U.S. Marines on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc578/
84th Inf. Div. Special Service presents the Railsplitters Revue "On the Beam" : all soldier stage show featuring "The Ballet Moose". . ..
A flyer for a musical revue given by and/or for soldiers at the T.S.C.W. (Texas State College for Women, Denton, Texas?) in 1943. There are no images, only text in various blue and red tones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc534/
Aircraft insignia.
Twenty different types of airplanes fly across the scene, each with distinct markings. The main background is of clouds in the sky. The border is comprised of insignia of aircraft from 47 countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc165/
Am I proud! : I'm fighting famine-- by canning food at home.
This is a color poster with a 1/4" inch border. A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc541/
America calling : take your place in civilian defense.
Red and white text, with a civil defense insignia in the middle of the poster. Civil Defense insignia is a red "CD" in white triangle on a blue circle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc580/
American Junior Red Cross.
A color illustration of a neatly dressed young man and woman. The young man holds a raised Red Cross flag in one hand; his other hand is raised and index finger extended. The young woman wears a yellow dress and carries a Red Cross box, a wooden board-game box, and a child's dress in her arms. A town is seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc384/
Americans all, let's fight for victory : Americanos todos, luchamos por la victoria.
Illustration of two hands holding hats. One holds a Mexican "sombrero" and the other holds an "Uncle Sam"-style top hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc426/
Americans suffer when careless talk kills!
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.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc613/
America's answer! : production.
Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc575/
"--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!
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159/
And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc561/
And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc562/
"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.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc612/
The Army is counting on you for more metal.
A group of weary soldiers covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc141/
Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc145/
The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc424/
Award for careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc560/
Back 'em up with more metal.
Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc336/
Back 'em up with more metal.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc423/
Back the attack! : buy war bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc196/
Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc567/
The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc440/
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 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/metadc428/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc610/
Do with less, so they'll have enough! : rationing gives you your fair share.
Color poster of a soldier smiling and holding a large metal cup. The soldier wears a helmet and an olive-colored shirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc538/
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