Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

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

Description

Wall chart in a checkerboard pattern. Some squares depict the use of different military supplies, and other squares describe the supplies and how many stamps it takes to purchase them. The border depicts military insignia, war scenes, and military personnel. The Great Seal of the U.S. is centered in the bottom border and an image of the eagle and shield from the Great Seal is centered at the top. Superimposed over the checkerboard is an image of a hand placing a war savings stamp in a stamp booklet.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 72 cm.

Creation Information

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. 1942.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Two 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 2359 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Description

Wall chart in a checkerboard pattern. Some squares depict the use of different military supplies, and other squares describe the supplies and how many stamps it takes to purchase them. The border depicts military insignia, war scenes, and military personnel. The Great Seal of the U.S. is centered in the bottom border and an image of the eagle and shield from the Great Seal is centered at the top. Superimposed over the checkerboard is an image of a hand placing a war savings stamp in a stamp booklet.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 72 cm.

Notes

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942-O-488169"

"WSS-622"

On verso: "Suggestions on How to Use this Wall Chart" followed by ways for students to become involved [A-G].

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 071
  • Government Documents No.: T 1.107:D 65
  • OCLC: 54915541 | External Link
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 WSS 3
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2848419 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc566

Collections

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

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.

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.

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Creation Date

  • 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 9:01 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps., poster, 1942; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc566/: accessed February 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.