Back 'em up with more metal.

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Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 73 x 102 cm.

Creation Information

Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982 1942.


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 485 times . More information about this poster can be viewed below.


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Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 73 x 102 cm.



"U.S. Army"--At lower right corner of picture with U.S. Seal.

Listed in Monthly Catalog, 1941-42 supp., entry no.: 1644.


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Unique identifying numbers for this poster in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 397
  • Government Documents No.: W 107.8:M 56
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Von Schmidt 3
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc336


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. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on the World War II era from 1939 to 1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Dates and time periods associated with this poster.

Creation Date

  • 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 11:06 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 29, 2016, 6:02 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982. Back 'em up with more metal., poster, 1942; [Washington D.C.]. ( accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.