We're free to choose-- : this today, or this tomorrow.

Description

Black & white cartoon drawing with two frames. The top frame shows a radio announcer in the foreground and four miners in helmets in the background. The radio announcer mentions the importance and responsibility of miners to preserve liberty. The bottom frame shows Hitler holding a whip and threatening three weary miners who are forced to work long hours.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 51 x 41 cm.

Creation Information

Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952. 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 429 times , with 5 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952. Rollin Kirby was a political cartoonist. Many of his drawings are in the Library of Congress collection.

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Description

Black & white cartoon drawing with two frames. The top frame shows a radio announcer in the foreground and four miners in helmets in the background. The radio announcer mentions the importance and responsibility of miners to preserve liberty. The bottom frame shows Hitler holding a whip and threatening three weary miners who are forced to work long hours.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 51 x 41 cm.

Notes

"U.S. Army"--At lower left corner with U.S. seal.

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1943-0-498496"

Rollin Kirby was a political cartoonist. Many of his drawings are in the Library of Congress collection.

Not listed in library catalogs or indexes as of 4/23/2004.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 415
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2257
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Kirby 10
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc320

Collections

This poster is part of the following collections of related materials.

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

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 10:09 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 7:32 p.m.

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Past 30 days: 5
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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952. We're free to choose-- : this today, or this tomorrow., poster, 1943; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc320/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.