Give it your best!

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


Large color image of the U.S. flag with 48 stars.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 51 x 72 cm.

Creation Information

United States. Office of War Information. 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 276 times , with 32 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.


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Large color image of the U.S. flag with 48 stars.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 51 x 72 cm.


"Office of War Information, Poster No. 9, Washington, D. C."

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942-O-488228"

Cataloged in UNT Libraries' shelflist card file.

Listed in Checklist '76, reel 97. According to Checklist '76, this poster "is a reproduction of PR 32.409:G 44/5".

This poster is not listed in 1942 or 1943 volumes of the GPO Monthly Catalog; however, larger sizes issued prior to the organization of the Office of War Information are listed in the 1942 Monthly Catalog, p. 840.

UNT Library has four copies of a larger version of this poster (72 x 102 cm) (Historical Collection no. 1261, Y 2168 (1261), Y2168 (2077 & 1261); DB# 191-194.)


Item Type


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

  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 195
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.5015:9
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 OWI 7
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2850770 | External Link
  • OCLC: 40637156 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc480


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

  • 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 11:10 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

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Yesterday: 2
Past 30 days: 32
Total Uses: 276

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

United States. Office of War Information. Give it your best!, poster, 1942; Washington D.C.. ( accessed February 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.