Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

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

Description

An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 85 x 63 cm.

Creation Information

Barclay, McClelland. [1943].

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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 3511 times , with 120 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 85 x 63 cm.

Notes

Text continues: 1. Remove tops and bottoms, 2. take off paper labels, 3. wash thoroughly, 4. flatten firmly.

"McClelland Barclay USNR"--Artist's signature at lower left corner of main picture.

"Salvage Division, War Production Board"

War Production Board seal in bottom left corner.

Verified in 1944 Monthly Catalog, p. 305.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 008
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.4812:C 16/3
  • OCLC: 12620329 | External Link
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Barclay 3
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2846075 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc615

Collections

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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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  • [1943]

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 7:57 p.m.

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  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:13 p.m.

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Barclay, McClelland. Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ...., poster, [1943]; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc615/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.