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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Serial/Series Title: American War Posters
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
An open letter to the unconquerable Poles.
A poem praising the Poles for defying the Nazis in World War II. The text of the poem is framed by a painting depicting a man and woman surrounded by rubble and looking toward the sky. A tattered Polish flag lies among the ruins. In the distance, a burst of sunlight breaks through dark clouds. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc203/
Opportunity's one knock.
A woman (Opportunity) knocks on a door labeled W.S.S. with a knocker that has "THRIFT" on it. She holds a basket of money. Extended text in red and black fills most of the page; it is a quote by James J. Hill. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc356/
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/
Our wounded need help! : ten ways you can release nurses for military service.
All lettered poster with red and black text, describing how to conserve health resources and help recruit nurses for military and civilian services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc493/
Ours-- to fight for : freedom from fear.
Color poster of a mother and father tucking two children into bed. The father is holding glasses and a newspaper that reads "BOMBINGS KI- HORROR HIT." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc372/
Ours-- to fight for : freedom from want.
Color poster features a painting of people at a dinner table. An older man and woman stand at the head of the table. The woman is putting a turkey on the table. There are nine other people at the table, all smiling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc554/
Ours-- to fight for : freedom from want.
Color poster features a painting of people at a dinner table. An older man and woman stand at the head of the table. The woman is putting a turkey on the table. There are nine other people at the table, all smiling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc555/
Ours -- to fight for : freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear.
A large color poster of four Norman Rockwell paintings that depict four American freedoms. In clockwise order, top to bottom, the images are: a man standing up to speak at a town meeting; people of different faiths praying together; a large Thanksgiving feast; and a couple tucking two small children into bed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc265/
Over the top for you : buy U.S. gov't bonds, Third Liberty Loan.
A soldier in a combat uniform and helmet appears to be climbing a hill while grasping a large U.S. flag on a pole. His mouth is open as if he is shouting. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc411/
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/
Palau's fall would weaken Japs.
Black & white map of the southern Pacific Ocean, showing the north of Australia, parts of China, Korea, and French-Indo-China, New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, and several small islands. An inset text box in the lower left corner titled "Pacific Progress" describes the completed and future goals of the U.S. armed forces toward defeating Japan. In the upper right corner is an inset map of Palau. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc285/
"--Pass the ammunition" : o.k. soldier--that's our job!
A smiling soldier in a combat uniform and helmet carries a wooden box. The box is stamped, '50 FU ZES P.D., M46'. In the background are artillery guns firing into a dark sky and another soldier carrying a similar box toward the battlefield. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc343/
"--Pass the ammunition" : the Army needs more lumber.
A smiling soldier in a combat uniform and helmet carries a wooden box. The box is stamped, '50 FU ZES P.D., M46'. In the background are artillery guns firing into a dark sky and another soldier carrying a similar box toward the battlefield. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc342/
Pershing's crusaders.
In the foreground is an image of General Pershing on horseback, leading his troops. Two soldiers behind him hold flags: a U.S. flag and a red flag with a gold emblem. Hovering in the background is a hazy image of medieval crusaders on white horses, carrying heart-shaped shields with cross images on them. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc377/
Plant a victory garden : our food is fighting : a garden will make your rations go further.
Illustration of three people in a vegetable garden. The man and woman are working with garden tools. In the foreground is a young boy looking into a basket of vegetables. He wears a military hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc550/
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/
Protect them : don't pay over ceiling prices.
Black & white photograph of a hand clutching a savings account deposit envelope and a $25 savings bond. The photograph is superimposed on a green circle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc492/
Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.
A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc161/
Pvt. Joe Louis says-- "We're going to do our part, and we'll win because we're on God's side."
Poster features a black & white photo of boxer Joe Louis in a combat uniform and helmet, pointing a rifle with bayonet. The background of the poster is blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc491/
Rationing means a fair share for all of us.
Cartoon scenes at a butcher shop with and without rationing. In the "without rationing" scene, an older woman leaves the butcher shop with many packages, while a second woman buys only one meat chop. In the "with rationing" scene, each woman leaves the shop with ration book in hand, smiling and carrying the same amount of meat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc490/
Reach your boy overseas by V mail, the letters that travel on film ... : your stationer and post office have V...-mail letter forms.
Color poster shows a picture of a helmeted soldier's face at right. The letters in "V mail" are formed by an image of film that is coming off of a reel. The background of the main part of the poster is yellow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc383/
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/
A real partnership : He says, “Dear Dad--you’re getting the metal out. I’m dishing it out. We’re quite a team!”
Black and white drawing of a man and woman sitting in chairs at home. The man holds a pipe and reads a letter, and the woman is knitting. A cat sits at her feet, gazing at the man. A miner's helmet hangs on the wall behind the man's chair. In the upper left is a drawing of a soldier in the field, writing a letter. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc258/
Red Army encircling Balkans.
Black & white newsmap showing the planned paths of the Soviet armed forces through eastern Europe toward Berlin, Germany. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291/
Remember last December! : --"that free peoples may not perish from this earth" : enlist in your Navy today.
Color poster features a portrait of a sailor in an enlisted service dress blue uniform. He stands in front of a waving U.S. flag. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc484/
Remember! the flag of liberty, support it! : buy U.S. government bonds, 3rd. Liberty Loan.
A group of people stand in front of the American flag. A ship is in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29409/
Ring it again : buy U.S. gov't bonds : Third Liberty Loan.
A crowd of American colonial-era people point at the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. In the upper left area of the poster is a large close-up picture of the Liberty Bell. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc412/
Rumors cost us lives.
Green-tinted illustration of a man wearing a suit and derby hat, with a cigarette in his mouth. He is leaning forward and holding his hand next to his face as if to whisper or hear a rumor. Printed phrases surround the picture: "Listen. . . Someone Told Me. . . And I Saw. . . I Hear That. . . Do You Know. . . I Know That. . . ". Superimposed on the picture is a fragment of a newspaper article with the headline, "U-BOAT CAPTAIN KILLS 22 SAILORS, Laughs as He Torpedoes Lifeboat Leaving Doomed Vessel." The background of the poster is red. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc180/
Sacrifice : the privilege of free men.
Leaning out of a window, a soldier embraces a brown-haired woman. On his back he carries a helmet, weapons, and backpack. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc187/
Save a loaf a week : help win the war.
Illustration in orange and black tones. A hand uses a knife to cut a loaf of bread. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc350/
Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.
A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc154/
Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.
A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc264/
Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.
A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc263/
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/
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/metadc262/
Save waste fats.
4 black, white, and gray cartoons. Each has a caption: Fat in frying pan: "Save waste fat and greases"; pouring waste fat through strainer: "Strain into clean can"; Can of fat in storage area: "keep in cool dark place"; woman handing can to butcher: "sell it to your meat dealer." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc220/
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/
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/
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/
Screening the Axis.
A mesh metal being stands upright holding a metal sieve through which he strains the metal weaponry out of the enemy. Nazi and Japanese soldiers rain down into the sieve. Above and behind them are dark clouds with lightning striking downward toward the sieve. In the far background is a town. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc588/
Serve those who served : nurses are needed in Veterans Administration hospitals.
A wounded veteran sits in a wheelchair; in the background, soldiers fight in combat and a nurse tends to a wounded soldier in hospital. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc487/
Share in the victory : save for your country, save for yourself : buy war savings stamps.
Color poster with turquoise blue background. A female figure dressed in a flowing ivory gown holds a sword in one hand and a palm branch in the other. She has wings and wears a laurel wreath around her head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc435/
She's a swell plane-- give us more! : more production.
Poster in black & white and red tones. A military pilot in a flight uniform smiles as he removes his goggles and points backward. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc272/
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/
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/
So he can fight!
On the left side of poster is a large, orange, image of a combat soldier carrying a rifle. In much smaller scale in the foreground is a gray image of the back of a WAAC, waving at the soldier. In the center of the poster is text describing the contributions of women in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. On the right side and bottom center are black & white photographs showing WAAC's performing various tasks. In the lower right corner is an unsigned cartoon showing a line of combat soldiers fording a river with their rifles held over their heads. The last soldier in line is a WAAC carrying her typewriter over her head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc244/
Soil conservation is vital to you.
On the right is an aerial photo of farmland. Below the photo are three pamphlets about soil conservation, with a box reading "Many government pamphlets are available on request." On the left is the title and above the title a blank box with small letters reading, "Use this space to list your available reading material." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc206/
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/
Someone talked!
A man's head and arm are seen barely above black water. The man looks and points toward the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc429/
Someone talked!
A man's head and arm are seen barely above black water. The man looks and points toward the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc427/