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Marne, Yser, Somme, Verdun : l'aurore.

Marne, Yser, Somme, Verdun : l'aurore.

Date: unknown
Creator: Royer, Henri, 1869-1938.
Description: At right, a French soldier in uniform and helmet holds a French flag. To the left and slightly behind him are two women, one wearing a traditional dress and bonnet of the Lorraine region and the other wearing the traditional dress and headdress of Alsace. The woman from Lorraine brings the flag to her lips as if to kiss it. The top section of the poster contains a portion of the title printed in red, which is partly obscured by laurel branches and a portion of the flag from the lower section.
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[Decline of the Rising Sun]

[Decline of the Rising Sun]

Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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[Happy days!]

[Happy days!]

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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[Springs with stings]

[Springs with stings]

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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[Wire with a kick]

[Wire with a kick]

Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Description: 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.
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The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.

The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.

Date: [1941?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster in red, white, and blue tones includes an illustration of a military airplane and a photograph of men driving armored vehicles.
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Materials are precious!--let's make every piece count!

Materials are precious!--let's make every piece count!

Date: unknown
Creator: Alexander.
Description: Cartoon image of the Pacific portion of the earth's globe. In the upper left corner is a smiling Caucasian man in overalls labeled, "You & I" standing in front of a factory. In the foreground, across the ocean, is a caricature of a Japanese soldier (probably Hideki Tojo) running from an artillery shell, over a tropical landscape. Behind him flies a bird saying "D'ya remember Pearl Harbor, kid?!" In the distance is a battleship.
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"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!

"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!

Date: unknown
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: 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.
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Together.

Together.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Seven servicemen of various ethnicities and nationalities (British colonies and Dominions) all stand at attention with rifles. The British flag waves in the background.
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Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Description: Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".
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Every rivet a bullet : speed the ships.

Every rivet a bullet : speed the ships.

Date: unknown
Creator: Lucas.
Description: Black & white etching of large ship on wooden platforms. There is a British flag on front of the ship. There is a crane to the right of the ship. The title is printed in red at the top of the poster and the subtitle is white in a black border at bottom.
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Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.

Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.

Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Description: 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.
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Making America strong : industry's ever improving mass production methods step up output of latest type war planes.

Making America strong : industry's ever improving mass production methods step up output of latest type war planes.

Date: [1942?]
Creator: National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.)
Description: 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.
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A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.

A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.

Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
Description: A color drawing of large number of soldiers on motorcycles, traveling down a road in the countryside. There are large tommy guns attached to the motorcycles, aimed forward, and the gun in the foreground appears to be firing.
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Victory starts here!

Victory starts here!

Date: unknown
Creator: Bates, Richard E.
Description: A hand punches a time card in a dark blue time clock hanging on a dark blue wall.
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"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.
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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".
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For liberty, civilization, and humanity.

For liberty, civilization, and humanity.

Date: unknown
Creator: Cittadino (New York, N.Y.)
Description: Poster of a soldier playing a bugle on a hill, standing in front of a U.S. flag. In the distant background on the right, a ship is sinking. The image of the bugler is adapted from an original sculpture by Edoardo Cammilli.
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Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

Date: unknown
Creator: Steele.
Description: 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.)
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Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!

Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A military airplane flies toward a submarine at sea. An explosion is seen in the water next to the submarine. At the lower edge of the poster are three small images: a tank, a battleship, and an airplane.
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"Sweat, fella -- sweat! The more we sweat, the less our boys bleed. Let's give 'em what it takes to knock out the enemy." Produce for victory!

"Sweat, fella -- sweat! The more we sweat, the less our boys bleed. Let's give 'em what it takes to knock out the enemy." Produce for victory!

Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Description: A smiling man wipes sweat from his neck. He wears goggles on his forehead and cap on his head. Heavy machinery or parts can be seen in the background.
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Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.

Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.

Date: [1942]
Creator: unknown
Description: A large black & white photograph of a man's head is shown against a pink-toned background. The background is a collage of photographs showing various military occupations. A white inset at left lists various branches of service.
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Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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