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Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department Since April 6, 1971 Up to and including General Orders, Number 126, War Department, November 11, 1919

Description: Book containing the names and deeds of the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Distinguished Service Medal awarded for actions during World War I. It includes information such as whether the award was posthumous, the person's rank, and their company (if applicable).
Date: 1920
Creator: United States. Adjutant General's Office.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

Description: In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther in the distance is a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. The sky is colored orange and the orange sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Centered at the bottom of the poster is a circular seal: a shield with a U.S. flag motif, surrounded by wheat stalks. (This is a seal of the U.S. Food Administration.)
Date: unknown
Creator: Steele.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An die deutschen frauen!

Description: Instructions to the women of Germany, urging them to provide assistance and support in the war effort. Text is in a medieval-style font.
Date: August 6, 1914
Creator: Auguste Viktoria, Empress, consort of William II, German Emperor, 1858-1921.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

L'Emprunt de la Libération.

Description: A white-mustached man resembling Kaiser Wilhelm II, wearing a white helmet and cape, and holding a broken sword, kneels dejectedly with his head down. Above and behind him is held a large group of flags of the Allied states.
Date: unknown
Creator: Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fight or buy bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Description: Color poster depicts a woman dressed in a white gown and holding a U.S. flag in the air. Troops march in the background, also carrying a U.S. flag.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food will win the war : you came here seeking freedom, you must now help to preserve it : wheat is needed for the Allies, waste nothing.

Description: Color poster of people standing on a boat or shoreline near the sea. They appear to be European immigrants. In the foreground, a man appears to be pleading with a woman holding a basket of food. In the background can be seen part of a large ship, the Statue of Liberty, and a rainbow stretching across the New York skyline. A man waves his cap in that direction.
Date: 1918
Creator: Chambers, Charles Edward, ca. 1883-1941.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For home and country : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Color image of a happy military family. A soldier holds his young son in one arm while embracing his wife with the other. A helmet hangs on a long cord around the soldier's neck. The child smiles and embraces the soldier while the wife admires a medal attached to the soldier's uniform.
Date: 1918
Creator: Orr, Alfred Everitt, 1886-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For liberty, civilization, and humanity.

Description: Poster of a soldier playing a bugle on a hill, standing in front of a U.S. flag. In the distant background on the right, a ship is sinking. The image of the bugler is adapted from an original sculpture by Edoardo Cammilli.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cittadino (New York, N.Y.)
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Good bye, Dad, I'm off to fight for Old Glory, you buy U.S. gov't bonds" : Third Liberty Loan.

Description: Color illustration of a young man, in uniform holding a rifle, shaking the hand of an elderly man with white hair and beard wearing matching gray pants and vest and a white shirt with a bow tie. There is a landscape of farms in the distance. There is a blue border around the picture.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Harris, Lawrence S.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

La grande offensiva Italiana : la disfatta Austriaca sul Montello.

Description: Detailed color illustration of a battle scene. Italian soldiers in blue cross a river and charge against Austrian soldiers in green. Several Austrian soldiers and a horse are falling or dead. A toppled weapon is seen in the foreground. Several explosions can be seen on the river, its banks, the mountains, and a town in the distance. Airplanes are flying, cannons are firing, and multitudes of Italian troops are marching in the far distance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Halt the Hun! : buy U.S. government bonds, Third Liberty Loan.

Description: Drawing of an Allied Forces soldier pushing a German soldier away from a frightened woman who is holding a small child in her lap. The German soldier has blood on his hands. Red flames rise from the ground in the background.
Date: 1918
Creator: Raleigh, Henry Patrick, 1880-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Help yourself : get up in the world by steady saving.

Description: All lettered poster with text in black, encouraging the public to save by buying War Savings Stamps, Treasury Savings Certificates, and Liberty Bonds.
Date: 1919
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. War Loan Organization. Savings Division.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep it coming ... : waste nothing.

Description: Color poster shows a convoy of green food-supply trucks driving through snow. A soldier in a long coat and helmet appears to be directing the trucks. In the lower left corner is the seal of the U.S. Food Administration.
Date: 1918
Creator: Illian, George, 1894-1932.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marne, Yser, Somme, Verdun : l'aurore.

Description: At right, a French soldier in uniform and helmet holds a French flag. To the left and slightly behind him are two women, one wearing a traditional dress and bonnet of the Lorraine region and the other wearing the traditional dress and headdress of Alsace. The woman from Lorraine brings the flag to her lips as if to kiss it. The top section of the poster contains a portion of the title printed in red, which is partly obscured by laurel branches and a portion of the flag from the lower section.
Date: unknown
Creator: Royer, Henri, 1869-1938.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pershing's crusaders.

Description: In the foreground is an image of General Pershing on horseback, leading his troops. Two soldiers behind him hold flags: a U.S. flag and a red flag with a gold emblem. Hovering in the background is a hazy image of medieval crusaders on white horses, carrying heart-shaped shields with cross images on them.
Date: 1918~
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Red Cross]

Description: Color poster of a Red Cross nurse coming to the assistance of a woman and directing her to a Red Cross building. The nurse wears a blue cape and a long blue headdress resembling a nun's habit and veil. The assisted woman is carrying a large cloth bundle and appears to be a refugee in distress.
Date: 1918
Creator: Cappiello, Leonetto, 1875-1942.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ring it again : buy U.S. gov't bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Description: A crowd of American colonial-era people point at the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. In the upper left area of the poster is a large close-up picture of the Liberty Bell.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department