Starve the Squander Bug : buy more war bonds.

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

Description

Long, narrow poster formed as a banner. At each end of the banner is a red area with green circle, in front of which is an image of the "Squander Bug" eating money. Text in black and green on gray center section.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 30 x 116 cm.

Creation Information

Seuss, Dr. 1943.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2254 times , with 20 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Seuss, Dr. Theodore ("Ted") Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904-September 24, 1991), born in Springfield Massachuetts. Began writing while attending Dartmouth, where he first used the pen-name Seuss. Attended Oxford, left before finishing his degree. Worked as a cartoonist and in advertising. Served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II making movies for the war effort. Began illustrating and writing children's books. Became internationally known for his work, and a favorite of several generations of children.

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Description

Long, narrow poster formed as a banner. At each end of the banner is a red area with green circle, in front of which is an image of the "Squander Bug" eating money. Text in black and green on gray center section.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 30 x 116 cm.

Notes

The "Squander Bug" was drawn as part of the work done by Theodor Seuss Geisel (known as Dr. Seuss) during World War II.

"WFD 866"

"1943-O-555548"

Not listed in GPO Monthly Catalog.

Rare Book & Texana Collections purchase, October 2004.

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World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1943

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Start & End Dates

  • 1939 - 1945

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 2:13 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 7:18 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Seuss, Dr. Starve the Squander Bug : buy more war bonds., poster, 1943; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc138/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.