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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Collection: World War Two Collection
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Eat the Basic 7-- every day! : eat a lunch that packs a punch!
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". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619/
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/
Enlist in a proud profession-- : join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps : a lifetime education free! for high school graduates who qualify.
Profile image of a woman wearing a gray dress cadet nurse uniform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc617/
Women in the war : we can't win without them.
Photograph of a woman factory worker wearing overalls or apron of printed fabric, riveting a weapon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc616/
Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....
An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc615/
The sky's the limit! : keep buying war bonds.
Color poster of a female mechanic and two male mechanics maintaining or building an airplane. Other military airplanes can be seen on the ground in the background. A "6th War Loan" seal in the upper right corner of the poster depicts a bomb about to strike a Japanese flag. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc614/
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/
"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/
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/
Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.
A sailor in a Service Dress Blue uniform carries a large white sea bag on his shoulder. He appears to be boarding a ship. Planes fly in the sky above him, some in formation. A large ship can be seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc609/
Metal for victory! : keep it coming.
A series of five black & white photographs and captions depicting of war activities involving metal. Poster has red border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc476/
Minimum standards for employment of women in industry.
Checkerboard chart of alternating white and shaded boxes. Each box contains text indicating various standards which should be met in workplaces for women, some with line drawings. In the middle of the poster is the seal of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau. Centered on the lower half of the chart is an orange box containing text describing the mission of the Women's Bureau. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc475/
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/
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/
We salute the Chinese Republic on her birthday October 10th ... : help her to fight bravely on!
Poster in red, white and blue tones. Uncle Sam shakes hands with a Chinese soldier in uniform. On the wall behind them hang the U.S. and Chinese flags, and a poster of Sun Yat-sen. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc472/
French Resistance helps throttle the Boche.
Black & white photograph of of a soldier in a helmet being choked by two hands. The soldier's face is tinted green; the hands are not. The poster background is in shades of blue, white, and red. A red flame design shoots up along the right side of the photo, and a white flame design is superimposed on the hands. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc471/
Let's hit 'em with everything we've got! : don't wait, choose the Navy.
Sailors in helmets and blue shirts, operating large artillery weapons. An explosion is seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc607/
Simple Sam the wasting fool-- : every day, he breaks a tool!
Stylized illustration of a large man sitting on a stool. He wears red overalls, a white shirt, and black work boots. On his head is a dunce cap. Superimosed on top of this picture is a large image of a broken drill bit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc469/
Your government warns, prepare for winter now! ....
Poster in blue and red tones, urging people to prepare for winter responsibly and to conserve fuel. Includes small pictures of a fuel truck, a furnace, and a house. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc468/
Enlist in a proud profession! : join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.
Image of a woman in a gray dress military uniform with a "CADET NURSE" sleeve patch. She has light-colored hair and wears a beret. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc606/
I'm counting on you! : don't discuss: troop movements, ship sailings--war equipment.
Color poster with blue background. Uncle Sam holds his index finger to his lips, indicating silence. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc467/
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/
Let's finish the job! : urgent-- experienced seamen needed!
A seaman holds the wheel of a ship. He has blue eyes and auburn hair and he wears a brown jacket and blue knitted sweater and watch cap. On his jacket he wears a pin of the U.S. Merchant Marine seal. The poster background is yellow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc605/
Say yes! : take your change in war stamps.
Color poster shows three stylized images of soldiers from the different branches of the U.S. armed forces (Navy, Army, Marines). Above them is a speech bubble containing the poster text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463/
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/
I gave a man! : will you give at least 10% of your pay in war bonds?
A young woman (presumably a widowed mother) holds a smiling infant. A young blond girl embraces the woman while smiling at the baby. The woman has dark hair, is wearing dark clothing, and has a somber facial expression. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462/
Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.
Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc603/
A lifetime education free for high school graduates who qualify : U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.
A woman in a gray military uniform is shown in the right foreground. In the left background are two young women in dresses, carrying books and looking at the uniformed woman. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461/
Say yes! : take your change in war stamps.
A smiling gloved soldier looks backward toward the view while pointing to the words "Say Yes". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc460/
Freshmen! Sophomores! : now you can stay in college and become a naval officer.
Black and white drawing of a naval officer in uniform wearing an officer's cap, looking toward the sky and holding binoculars. In the background, planes are flying, some in formation, and men are firing large artillery guns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc602/
For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.
Small color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc601/
For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.
Color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc600/
You are one of 50,000,000 Americans who must fill out an income tax return by March 15th : ... file yours early.
Pictures of 1944 1040 form and 1944 withholding receipt (W-2 form) in between red and blue text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc458/
[Springs with stings]
A figure made of wire and springs pinches the nose of a caricature of Adolf Hitler, whose arms and legs form a swastika. Hitler holds a knife in one hand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc599/
"This is my fight too!" : put at least 10% every payday in war bonds.
The poster image is a black & white photograph. A a woman smiles, holding and looking at folded $25 war bonds and an envelope. Her dark hair is coiffed and she wears a work uniform with a "10%" slogan button on her pocket. In the background is a "paymaster" window and a "10%" slogan sign on the wall. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc457/
We can't all go-- but we can all help! : Put at least 10% of your pay in war bonds. Sign the card today.
Photograph of a soldier holding his rifle and embracing a crying child with his other arm. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc456/
[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/
[Happy days!]
Cartoon drawing. Hitler, Mussolini, and a Japanese character are depicted as apes behind a chain-link fence or cage. A pear tree is seen in the foreground, outside the fence. A dead tree is seen in the background, inside the fence. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc597/
He's sure to get V-mail : safest overseas mail.
Smiling soldier in combat helmet reading mail. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc455/
[Wire with a kick]
A figure made of wire kicks a swastika-shaped caricature of Hitler. In the background at right is a factory with smokestacks. In the background at left are flames rising from the ocean. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc596/
Your blood can save him.
Kneeling soldier holds rifle in left hand and clutches head with right hand. A helmet with a bullet hole lies in front of him. Large Red Cross symbol in lower right corner of poster. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc454/
For peace and security : buy bonds.
The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc594/
"You buy 'em, we'll fly 'em!" : defense bonds, stamps.
Flyer in khaki uniform and helmet with goggles sits in cockpit of plane giving "thumbs up" sign. A formation of U.S. Army planes flies overhead. In the background is a hangar with plane and personnel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc453/
Stamp out black markets --with your ration stamps : pay no more than legal prices.
A giant thumb presses down on a ration stamp squashing a man. The man is depicted in green and is scowling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc452/
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/
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/
Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!
A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc591/
--We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-- : remember Dec. 7th!
A tattered, torn U.S. flag flies at half-staff as dark smoke billows in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc450/
The United Nations fight for freedom.
Poster depicts an etching of the Statue of Liberty on a black background on the left side of the poster. On the right there are pictures of flags of 30 countries. Poster has black background with white text at the top of the page and a white border all around. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc590/
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/
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