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85 million Americans hold war bonds.

Description: A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

7th War Loan : now--all together.

Description: Small color poster promoting the 7th War Loan. The painting by C. C. Beall is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, of the second American flag raising by U.S. Marines on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945.
Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aircraft engines.

Description: Discusses the principles, classification, description, and construction of internal combustion engines used in military aircraft. Includes instructions for storage of engines.
Date: January 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.

Description: Poster shows a a smiling young woman in a pink blouse, sitting at a table or desk, writing a letter. Her image is superimposed on a monochromatic background picture of soldiers in the field receiving mail.
Date: 1945
Creator: Hiller, Lejaren A., 1880-1969
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Description: Small color poster with a red background. The image is of a diverse group of people standing in a V formation and waving green bills. The group includes white men and women and a black man. They are dressed in a variety of work clothing styles, including overalls, industrial uniforms, and business suits.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Finance Division.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.

Description: Small color poster of a wounded soldier sitting on the ground. He has bandages on his hand and leg and his camouflage helmet lies on the ground next to him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, 1886-1981.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.

Description: Four cartoons in black line drawing on white; cartoons appear as paper sheets tacked to a blue background. They depict various excuses for travel which are characterized as frivolous: "It's impossible to find anything in the local shops." "We haven't seen Bob's children since way last fall." "But this contract is vital.""But Grandma misses us so."
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Domestic disturbances

Description: "This manual presents the principles for the employment of troops during domestic disturbances and the essential substances of the more important laws relating to the employment of military forces in the aid of civil authorities with the applicable War Department policies"
Date: July 30, 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

O'er the ramparts we watch : United States Army Air Forces.

Description: A young man with dark hair stands in the clouds, holding a large rocket-shaped bomb. He wears a brown leather bomber jacket and a silver I.D. bracelet. Small images of military airplanes fly in the clouds below him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, 1897-1982
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fill it! : help harvest war crops.

Description: Color poster. In the foreground, a large empty harvesting basket is held out by two hands. In the background, men and women in straw hats harvest crops by hand in a field. A barn and farmhouse can be seen in the distance. At the lower right corner of the poster is the Crops Corps logo: a large blue "C' surrounding a red wheat sheaf.
Date: 1945
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For peace and security : buy bonds.

Description: The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star.
Date: 1945
Creator: Ball, Linn.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.

Description: Color poster shows an adolescent boy and girl. Both are smiling and neatly dressed. The boy carries farm tools. He has red hair and freckles and wears a windowpane-plaid blue shirt. The girl's blond hair is coiffed and she wears a red dress or blouse. A "Craftsman" brand name mark can be seen on the pitchfork carried by the boy.
Date: 1945
Creator: Bruehl, Anton, 1900-1982.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grow your own : be sure!

Description: Color poster shows a group of fruits and vegetables on a table. Two red-white-and-blue ribbons in a "V" shape rise from the table.
Date: [1945]
Creator: Strong, Grover.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep your Red Cross at his side : give!

Description: Image of a soldier in a helmet. Green foliage is seen in the background. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the lower right area of the poster.
Date: [c. 1945]
Creator: Whitman.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Me travel? --not this summer : vacation at home.

Description: A smiling man relaxes in an easy chair while reading a newspaper and smoking a pipe. A Springer Spaniel dog lies on the floor beside him. On a book case at his side is a framed picture of a young soldier, a radio, and a fan which blows his hair back.
Date: 1945
Creator: Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A message about food from the President of the United States.

Description: A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military police in towns and cities

Description: "This manual is designed to furnish a guide for officers and enlisted men assigned the mission of patrolling civil communities, and is limited to those principles and techniques which they must know and apply.
Date: January 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military transportation service in theaters of operations.

Description: A training guide describing "the mission, functions, policies, organization, and operation of the military transportation service in theaters of operations. "
Date: December 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces

Description: Front: Maps: Major bases proposed for postwar U.S. Navy; Japan: American troops invest the enemy homeland. Photograph: First U.S. Occupation Forces March Down Tokyo Street. Back: Comparison chart of non-commissioned grades and ratings of the armed forces (Army, Navy and Coast Guard, Marine Corps).
Date: September 17, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department