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[World War One Small Box Gas Mask]

Description: World War One-era "small box respirator" gas mask, consisting of a canvas or cloth face piece, with inset glass or resin eye lenses, and straps that wrap around the back of the head. The front of the mask has a valve located behind a cloth-covered tube that goes over the mouth and attaches to a small yellow metal box containing activated charcoal (made of peach pits or the pits from other stone fruits). The wearer would have breathed only through the mouth, inhaling air scrubbed clean by the charcoal in the box, and had their nose squeezed shut by a clip inside the mask.
Date: [1914..1918]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Pour la France, versez votre or : l'or combat pour la victoire.

Description: A frightened German soldier holding a rifle in both hands is forced down onto one knee by the weight of a giant French coin which has landed on his arm. On the coin is a bas-relief of a rooster which appears to be escaping the surface of the coin to attack the soldier. Imprinted on the coin is the text: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" and "1915".
Date: 1915
Creator: Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2me Emprunt de la Défense Nationale : en avant, armée de l'épargne, c'est pour la patrie.

Description: A crowd of people hands money to a woman draped in a blue, white, and red French flag and wearing a helmet. The woman stands in front of a winged statue of liberty ("La Marseillaise"). The stairs around her are littered with bills, coins, and money bags. A small cherub figure in a helmet sits near the woman's feet.
Date: 1916
Creator: Robaudi, Alcide Théophile, 1850-1928.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Le Cardinal Mercier protège la Belgique.

Description: Illustration of Cardinal Mercier in a gold cape and mitre (headdress). He holds a staff in his left hand. A fallen man is slumped over at his feet and there is a crowd of people behind him, most of whom appear to be women. The Cardinal is depicted in color and the other people are depicted in black & white.
Date: 1916
Creator: Fouqueray, Charles, 1869-1956.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Marianne and soldier collect for the Red Cross]

Description: A female figure representing Marianne is accompanied by a wounded soldier. They collect for the Red Cross. Marianne is dressed in a style to suggest the French Revolution, wearing a blue, white, and red skirt, a uniform jacket worn as a cape, and a long blue and red cap. She holds a Red Cross collecting tin in one hand and a small blue, white, and red keg under her other arm. She guides a wounded soldier, his head bandaged. He has one arm on Marianne’s shoulder, and the other holds a cane. The soldier wears a medal pinned to his coat, a cap with an inscribed band, and is smoking.
Date: 1916
Creator: Willette, Adolphe Léon, 1857-1926.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Souscrivez pour la victoire : Banque Nationale de Crédit.

Description: A winged female figure holding the flag of France flies over a field of fallen German soldiers and canons. Riding on the clouds behind her are armies of soldiers, many of whom are holding flags of various countries.
Date: 1916
Creator: Richard-Gutz, M.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale : souscrivez : pour la France qui combat! Pour celle qui chaque jour grandit.

Description: A bearded man in a blue coat and helmet holds a young child in his arms. In front of him, a mother is seated and breastfeeding an infant. The man and child are illustrated in color, while the image of the mother and infant is a black pencil drawing.
Date: 1917
Creator: Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste, 1871-1954.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be patriotic : sign your country's pledge to save the food.

Description: Color poster of a woman with her hands extended toward the viewer. She is wearing an dress that appears to be made from a draped U.S. flag, and a cap of a stars-and-stripes motif.
Date: 1917
Creator: Stahr, Paul, 1883-1953.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy bonds : Third Liberty Loan

Description: Window decal advertising the Third Liberty Loan.
Date: 1917
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Publicity Bureau.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

"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

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

1778-1783. America owes France the most unalterable gratitude : 1917- -- . French Comrade your children shall be as our children.

Description: Black and white drawing of a soldier saluting the grave of another soldier. A weeping boy and a girl kneeling in prayer are at his sides. In the sky to the upper right there is a faint drawing of a row of soldiers standing guard and a commander on horseback.
Date: 1918
Creator: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

American Library Association, Library War Service

Description: Poster showing numerous scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors and exteriors of facilities, and military personnel reading and studying.
Date: 1918
Creator: American Library Association.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds

Description: Poster depicts a German solider with blood-stained fingers and bayonet.
Date: 1918
Creator: Strothmann, F. (Frederick), b. 1872.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Building for health : Bureau of Social Education, Y.W.C.A.

Description: Color poster of a woman holding an infant. The woman has dark hair worn in a bun, and wears a long yellow dress. In the background is a blue inverted triangle (YWCA symbol) with a caduceus (medical symbol) and book.
Date: 1918
Creator: Page, Marie Danforth, 1869-1940.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy Liberty Bonds.

Description: Color poster with picture frame drawn as border. Profile of a bust of Abraham Lincoln is in center.
Date: 1918
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Publicity Bureau.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department