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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Let 'em have it : buy extra bonds.
Color image of a soldier preparing to throw a hand grenade. He wears a helmet and his sleeves are rolled up. Smoke and barbed wire can be seen in the background. On the left side of the poster is a red, white, and blue shield logo which reads: "We bought extra war bonds, 4th War Loan". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc225/
Let 'em have it : buy extra bonds.
Color image of a soldier preparing to throw a hand grenade. He wears a helmet and his sleeves are rolled up. Smoke and barbed wire can be seen in the background. On the left side of the poster is a red, white, and blue shield logo which reads: "We bought extra war bonds, 4th War Loan". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226/
Let's all fight : buy war bonds.
In the foregound is a large color image of a soldier lunging forward with rifle bayonet. In the background are small black & white images of people working in various industries, and a building with smokestacks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502/
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/
Let's fly this flag by New Year's : everybody at least 10 % in war bonds.
A blue flag flies on a gold pole. The flag has a white silhouette of the Concorde Minute Man, twelve white stars circling him, and a white "T" in the lower right corner. A red, white, and blue target is to the bottom left of the flag, containing the text, "Everybody at least 10%". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504/
Let's fly this flag : everybody at least 10% in war bonds.
A blue flag (with white silhouette of Concord Minute Man, 12 white stars circling him) flies on a gold pole. A red, white, and blue target is to the bottom left of the flag, containing the text, "Everybody at least 10%". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503/
Let's go! U.S.A. : keep 'em flying!
Recruiting poster for U.S. Army Air Corps. The words, "Let's go! U.S.A. Keep 'em flying!" in red form a circle around a blue silhouette illustration of three planes flying, and the caption "Uncle Sam needs pilots, be a U.S. Army Flying Cadet". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc505/
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/
Lexington, 1775 : they fought for freedom, we fight to keep it : buy war stamps & bonds.
This is a small color poster promoting war stamps. Image shows four colonial freedom fighters. Three of them are pointing their muskets and one appears to have fallen on his weapon. Colors are teal and orange. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc328/
Lexington, 1775, they fought for freedom, we fight to keep it; Independence, July 4, 1776, they kept the faith and so do you every time you lend a dime for war savings stamps; John Paul Jones said, "I have not yet begun to fight", fight with war stamps & bonds; Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it.
A series of four equally sized wood prints of historic scenes separated by dotted lines. The colors are teal and orange. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc146/
Lexington, 1775, they fought for freedom, we fight to keep it; Independence, July 4, 1776, they kept the faith and so do you every time you lend a dime for war savings stamps; John Paul Jones said, "I have not yet begun to fight", fight with war stamps & bonds; Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it.
A series of four equally sized wood prints of historic scenes separated by dotted lines. The colors are teal and orange. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc338/
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/
I'll carry mine too! : trucks and tires must last till victory.
Large poster created from photographs. In the foreground is a color image of a woman carrying groceries and parcels in her arms. She wears a green suit and hat, and a yellow blouse. In the background is a black & white image of soldiers marching with guns and backpacks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc221/
Lumber does its stuff --a long way from home.
Poster consists of photographs and text in a purple-red tone. Six photographs depict the use of lumber by the U.S. armed forces in World War II: to build bridges, tents, and life rafts, and to ship supplies. Photos also illustrate how wooden shipping crates are re-used by field post offices and commissaries in the South Pacific. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc509/
Lumber goes to war : more lumber means victory sooner : keep it coming.
Comic-book style drawings with captions illustrate how lumber is used in war: for floating dry docks for ship repair, Army gliders, train boxcars, and airplane propellers. Black drawings on blue paper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc389/
"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/
"I'm an Ellis Island American. I left the old country to be free--and nobody is going to take that freedom away. That's why I'm fighting on the production line--to help destroy the enemies of freedom. Let's keep 'em rolling" : produce for victory!
The picture depicts a middle-aged man with dark hair, graying sideburns, wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a work apron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc143/
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/
Make his nightmare come true!
Charcoal caricature drawing of a sleeping Hideki Tojo, apparently having a nightmare. In his thoughts, an airplane, a missle, and a tank are coming toward him, and a miner stares down at him, saying, "Now we're gonna mine and smelt still more metal for tanks an' ships an' guns". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc256/
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/
Making America strong : competitive companies co-operate to produce important instruments for military aircraft.
Black & white poster features comic-book style drawings of an industrial worker, managers, and buildings, and a large outline map of the U.S. containing additional text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc194/
Making America strong : how American shipyards are winning the race against time to build our Navy.
Black & white chart describes how shipbuilding has become quicker during wartime. It features comic-book style drawings of a shipyard, a large ship at sea, and Uncle Sam changing from his decorated top hat to a worker's cap. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc496/
Making America strong : how subcontracting accelerates defense production--.
Black & white poster features comic-book style drawings. In the center of a large outline map of United States is a large tank, with numerous lines pointing outward to small drawings of industrial buildings throughout the U.S. In the upper left corner is a more detailed drawing of a factory with smokestacks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc497/
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/
A message about food from the President of the United States.
A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc543/
Metal at the fighting front.
Five pictures of war activities involving metal. Each picture has extended text below the picture. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc477/
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/
Metal makes might! : keep it coming!
Navy and white poster has blue background with text at the top. There are six blue and white pictures in two rows of three depicting metal in use. Each picture has a caption at the bottom and a white border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304/
Military courtesy.
Uniforms and insignia for the armed forces of the United States, U.S.S.R., France, Poland, China, and the British Empire are illustrated. Additional text describes the salutes and forms of address used by each country's military. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc245/
Millions of troops are on the move-- : is your trip necessary?
A large crowd of soldiers exit a train and crowd the train platform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc358/
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/
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/
My daddy bought me a government bond of the Third Liberty Loan, did yours?
A smiling young blonde girl in a white dress and red hair bow clutches a government bond. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc368/
"My girl's a WOW" : woman ordnance worker.
Color illustration of a helmeted soldier, smiling and holding a black and white picture of a woman. The woman wears a kerchief on her head and a pin on her white shirt (probably an I.D. badge) that has a woman's face and a number (14002) on it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc341/
A national emergency is upon us : arise America before it is too late! Defend your country and your loved ones ....
Navy recruitment poster. Text is in red and blue against an off-white background. An image of the U.S. flag is centered at the top. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc495/
Naval aviation has a place for you-- : pilots, machinist's mates, radiomen, metalsmiths, ordnancemen : learn the right-way--the Navy-way, apply today.
Sailor performs maintenance on a wheel assembly. Behind him are ships and planes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc608/
I need you on the job full time-- don't get hurt.
Color poster shows a close-up view of a soldier in a combat helmet, pointing a military gun or rifle toward the viewer. An explosion can be seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc207/
I need your skill in a war job!
Top half of poster features a black & white drawing of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer; the bottom half is a gray text box listing numerous trades and urging the reader to seek work in them to support the war effort. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc229/
New York City Hostess Houses.
All lettered poster, red & blue on white paper. The YWCA logo appears at upper left and right. The poster gives three addresses and phone numbers for YWCA Hostess Houses in New York City and Brooklyn. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc354/
Next! : 6th War Loan.
Large head of a helmeted soldier grimaces at an aerial image of the island nation of Japan. At left is an inset graphic of a blue bomb falling on the Japanese flag. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc584/
Night raider : use your net.
A small black & white poster which features a cartoon-like illustration of a mosquito flying in front of the moon at night. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc223/
"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/
"Not behind the plow"-- your metals are in the Army -- everywhere.
Five photos of various war-related activities to show where metal goes to use in the armed services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc307/
Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174/
Now_for college men_a new officer's training plan : new deferred service plan allows you to continue your education.
Black & white poster, mostly text. At the top is a photograph of a U.S. Army airplane flying amongst snow-covered mountains. Several paragraphs of text describe enlistment options and benefits of enlistment. In the lower left corner is a photograph of three aviators wearing bomber jackets and examining a large map or chart. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc268/
"Of course I can! : I'm patriotic as can be-- and ration points won't worry me!"
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/metadc549/
An open letter to the unconquerable Czechoslovaks.
A poem praising the Czechoslovakians for defying the Nazis in World War II. Framing the poem is a painting showing the white, red, and blue flag of Czechoslovakia, with a man's face depicted in the left side of the flag in a blue triangle. An image of the double-tailed lion from the Czech heraldic emblem is superimposed over the flag on the right side. A war zone appears along the lower edge below the poem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc204/
An open letter to the unconquerable Dutch.
A poem praising the Dutch for defying the Nazis in World War II. The poem is framed by a painting of a tattered Dutch flag, in front of which are two hands bound with broken chains. Behind the flag is a Dutch landscape, including windmills and the ocean, depicted as a war zone. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc586/
An open letter to the unconquerable Greeks.
A poem by Joseph Auslander praises the Greeks for defying the enemies in World War II. The text of the poem is framed by an illustration depicting a group of Greek people, some in tattered clothing, some injured or dying, among ancient ruins. Behind them, on the right, is the Parthenon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc261/
An open letter to the unconquerable Norwegians.
A poem praising the Norwegians for defying the Nazis in World War II. The text of the poem is framed by a painting depicting a blond-haired man, woman and child. The man wears overalls and the woman and child wear kerchiefs on their heads. The man is holding a pitchfork. In the background are a haystack and a traditional Norwegian loft house. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc557/