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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

Emprunt de la Libération : on les a : souscrivez à la London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd.

Description: Lithograph of 3 soldiers in battle. One is wearing a Scottish uniform with kilt. A tall soldier with a mustache wears a French uniform and holds his helmet in the air. Another in the background wears an olive/khaki uniform (British or U.S.) with helmet, and is pointing a rifle. An explosion can be seen in the background on the left.
Date: 1918
Creator: Bouisset, Firmin.
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

Item 2: World War I (4)

Description: This is the 2nd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage begins with American troops marching through rainy streets in France, then taking wagons on French roads and gearing up for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The footage then shows American guns firing the first shots of the 47-day Meuse-Argonne battle, an artillery observer being launched into the air in a balloon with an early radio, then being shot down by planes and parachuting to safety while anti-aircraft guns shoot at the plane with the balloon bursting into flames afterward. The battle scenes include early night-time battle footage, artillery fire, a Renault FT-17 Tank, and various troop movement. As the troops move into the Argonne Forest the footage shows various small conflicts, the assessment of a wounded soldier, dead lying in the fields, and villages in ruins. The footage also features Generals Foch and Pershing giving an update, troops in downtime, prisoners marching, Pershing pinning medals on American troops, troops playing with a lion cub, milking a goat, dressing as women and dancing, and gambling entertainment.
Date: 1927
Creator: US Army Signal Corp
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Item 3: World War I (5)

Description: Film footage of the 5th of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The film begins with the American forces receiving supplies, repairing roads and clearing them for artillery, and digging trenches. The footage continues with five bi-planes taking off with some footage from the air, then firing artillery and fighting during an October offensive, building a bridge and crossing the Meuse, troops and a Renault tank moving through a shelled out town, and talking with villagers. The film ends with troops celebrating news of the November 11 cease-fire, Joffre, Foch, Pershing, French, and other generals shake hands.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Item 4: World War I (1)

Description: This film is the 1st of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage features the sinking of a ship from the vantage point of a German U-Boat, Woodrow Wilson signing letters and addressing Congress, British and French troops firing and being fired on, and Italian troops scaling mountains and firing guns in the snow. Halfway through the video the focus turns to the American effort with cantonments, guns, and ships being built, then draft numbers being picked out of a bowel by Secretary Baker, Theodore Roosevelt watching a parade of draftees, draftees leaving on a train and being examined by doctors, soldiers being trained near Liberty Island, naval drills, King George of England welcoming the American Navy, Pershing and Foch paying a visit to Lafayette's tomb, and trench warfare training in France. Also, interspersed in the footage are cartoons by "Wally" the famous A.E.F. artist.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Item 5: World War I (3)

Description: This film is the 3rd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage opens with radio operators working in the trenches, various scenes of battle planning, artillery firing, wounded soldiers being removed from a battlefield and the dead left behind. The film then moves to the American forces move toward Soissons, crossing the Marne, and taking Chateau Thierry. The American troops are seen eating, washing, getting haircuts, and welcoming more troops and supplies from ships from the United States. Footage shows the city of supplies at Gievres, an industrial cooking demonstration, and General Pershing writing commands. The film then moves into the opening of the Saint-Mihiel Offensive of 12 Sep 1918 with many artillery scenes, Renault tanks, soldiers cutting barbed wire at dawn, and troops running out of bunkers to fight. An airplane dogfight is captured on film from this battle, ending with the German pilot being shot down and taken prisoner. Troops are then shown digging in Howitzers, crossing enemy lines, surveying the German dead, helping wounded American troops off the field, resting, then going back the next day. In the German fortifications they find a dog used for sending messages. Troops are seen eating, feeding villagers, and marching German prisoners through the streets. The footage then moves to show the American and Australian troops marching through the Hindenburg line together. The footage ends showing the St. Quentin Canal Tunnel, and King Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium watch the American troops marching.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Item 6: World War I (2)

Description: This is the 2nd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage begins with American troops marching through rainy streets in France, then taking wagons on French roads and gearing up for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The footage then shows American guns firing the first shots of the 47-day Meuse-Argonne battle, an artillery observer being launched into the air in a balloon with an early radio, then being shot down by planes and parachuting to safety while anti-aircraft guns shoot at the plane with the balloon bursting into flames afterward. The battle scenes include early night-time battle footage, artillery fire, a Renault FT-17 Tank, and various troop movement. As the troops move into the Argonne Forest the footage shows various small conflicts, the assessment of a wounded soldier, dead lying in the fields, and villages in ruins. The footage also features Generals Foch and Pershing giving an update, troops in downtime, prisoners marching, Pershing pinning medals on American troops, and a German plane being shot down.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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