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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
"Keep 'em rolling, pal. On the production line, we're fighters, too. We'll give 'em a beating they'll never forget." Produce for victory!
A working man smiles at the viewer. He has goggles on his forehead and is wearing a torn sweatshirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270/
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/
"Keep 'em flying" is our battle cry! : first class fighting men needed.
Recruiting poster for aviation cadets and soldiers. Graphic image shows three U.S. Army airplanes flying through the sky as the U.S. flag waves in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc273/
Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.
Color image of a soldier in an early World War II U.S. Army uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The soldier smiles as he walks. The background of the poster is blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274/
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/
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/
Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.
An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc577/
Wood at war.
Black and white poster with five photos showing the use of wood in military defense. Each photo has a caption underneath describing how the wood is being used. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc317/
Kinda give it your personal attention, will you? : more production.
Color poster in black, white, and green. Image of a smiling soldier (a sergeant) wearing a helmet, lying prone in the grass. He holds a rifle in one hand and wipes his brow with the other. On the ground near the rifle are fired shells. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc210/
An overcharge is the same as a pay cut : report overcharges to the OPA.
A coin with a pie-portion of its value removed, lies in an open hand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc219/
"United we stand--" : two fox-holes defending America.
Poster consists of two drawings divided by text caption. The first drawing is of a soldier in a fox-hole, aiming a large gun to the right of the viewer. The second drawing is of a miner in a shaft, aiming mining equipment away from the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc318/
More copper-zinc-lead-- quick!
A soldier holding a rifle talks to a miner holding a drilling tool. The soldier is gesturing behind him toward the ruins of a town, saying, "Give us metal so it won't happen here". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc319/
Wood follows the flag.
A series of red-tinted photographs depict the use of wood for war purposes. Each photo has a caption describing how the wood is being used. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc316/
The state of this nation is good ....
Quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt. The poster is a solid dark blue color with the quote in white script lettering under an image of a flying bald eagle clenching an olive branch and arrows on a shield with U.S. flag motif. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc212/
Women-- our wounded need your care! : you can serve as medical technicians, surgical technicians, and other Army hospital assignments : join a hospital company ... Women's Army Corps.
Color illustration of a woman in a blue uniform dress and brown shoes, carrying a silver tray with a white cloth draped over it. Behind her are faint images of hospital beds. At right is a small image of two silver discs, one showing the head of Pallas Athene and the other showing a caduceus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc215/
"Every man woman and child is a partner"
A black and white image of a crowd of men and women heading off to work. In a red arrow in large white letters is the quote from President Roosevelt. In a blue box there are figures for war materials in 1942. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc211/
Protect his future : buy and keep war bonds.
Color poster shows a young, smiling boy being lifted in the air holding on to a man's hands. The boy has blond hair and is wearing red overalls and a white t-shirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc217/
Wood lands our fighters : the Army & Navy need more lumber for landing barges.
Uniformed soldiers with rifles and machine guns storm a tropical beach. Boats and a battleship are seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc322/
Wood goes to war.
A series of blue-tinted photographs and captions describing the use of wood in war situations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc321/
Speaking for America ... Harry Truman.
Black and white photograph of Harry Truman on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating freedom and tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131/
Speaking for America ... Gene Autry.
Black and white photograph of Gene Autry on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and national origin. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132/
Speaking for America ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Black and white photograph of Dwight Eisenhower on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating the variety of races and religions in America. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc134/
Make your own declaration of war : buy war bonds.
Poster in black & white and red tones. A soldier stands next to a facsimile of a declaration of war against Japan. He holds his rifle with bayonet with one hand and points at the viewer with the other. The declaration of war is signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sam Rayburn, and H.A. Wallace. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc139/
Speaking for America ... Bob Hope.
Black and white photograph of Bob Hope on a blue background. Text box contains quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and ancestry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc136/
Speaking for America ... Frank Sinatra.
Black and white photograph of Frank Sinatra on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting racial and religious tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc133/
All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!
Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc160/
Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.
Color poster shows an adolescent boy and girl. Both are smiling and neatly dressed. The boy carries farm tools. He has red hair and freckles and wears a windowpane-plaid blue shirt. The girl's blond hair is coiffed and she wears a red dress or blouse. A "Craftsman" brand name mark can be seen on the pitchfork carried by the boy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc576/
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/
Save freedom of worship : each according to the dictates of his own conscience : buy war bonds.
Men and women of various races and faiths, including a woman with rosary beads, clasp hands together in prayer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152/
United : the United Nations fight for freedom.
Flags of the member nations of the United Nations wave amidst smoke of a bombardment, with military airplanes, ships and tanks in background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc439/
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/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
[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/
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/
"No nation of slaves can match a nation of free men. We're doing more because we want to than they can because they have to!" : produce for victory!
50 men dressed in work clothes stand assembled in vague lines and gaze toward the left as if at a rally. All of the men appear to have light-colored skin and clean-shaven faces. Most are wearing caps or hats. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157/
Your metal is their might!
Three helmeted soldiers operate a large machine gun. Shells from the gun shower downward below it. Smoke from an explosion is seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299/
"Lumber production is falling behind our war needs. To save American soldiers' lives, we must provide the lumber our armed forces need--now!"
Poster shows four different black and white photos depicting the process of building a PT (patrol torpedo) boat; from cutting down a tree, through construction, up to the finished product. The quote appears in the middle, with a red border around it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296/
They're fighting harder than ever : are you buying more war bonds than ever?
Color image of soldiers and a tank charging forward in battle. The soldier in the foreground appears to be shouting. The sky above is red and explosions in the background are depicted in yellow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc294/
Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.
In the foreground are two clasped hands, one representing Uncle Sam with a blue and gold-starred jacket sleeve; in the background is a factory with smokestacks. A U.S. flag stripe design connects the two images. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc151/
Don't let this happen to you! : too little, too late : order coal now!
A shovel leans against the wall of an empty coal cellar where a few coal briquettes spell out the words "too little, too late." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc430/
U.S.A. in action : the supply line starts with you.
A series of black & white photographs depicting the use and transport of military supplies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc431/
Making America strong : industry's ever improving mass production methods step up output of latest type war planes.
Black & white poster features comic-book style drawings of machinery used to produce airplanes. In the upper right corner is an image of Uncle Sam pointing out to some people a flying military airplane which is seen through a large "hole" drawn in the poster. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498/
Our carelessness, their secret weapon : prevent forest fires.
Large, caricatured heads of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo stare out as a forest fire blazes in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc494/
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/
America will be as strong as her women.
Charcoal sketch of a woman holding up a young girl. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc595/
Ready for anything --thanks to you!
Color illustration of soldiers wading from a ship or boat through water and storming a beach. Behind them is a tank about to exit a ship. More ships, a small boat, and explosions can be seen on the water in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295/
Victory starts here!
A hand punches a time card in a dark blue time clock hanging on a dark blue wall. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171/
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