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Desert victory : the actual story of the rout of Rommel by the British Eighth Army : a full-length feature picture.

Description: Movie poster in brown and red tones, promoting the film, "Desert Victory". At the top is a close-up image of a portion of a typed document: "Directive to General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East" and photographs of Bernard Montgomery (left) and Harold Alexander (right) in uniform; along the left side are three photographs of wartime scenes; and at the lower right is an illustration of a battle scene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Let's finish the job! : urgent-- experienced seamen needed!

Description: A seaman holds the wheel of a ship. He has blue eyes and auburn hair and he wears a brown jacket and blue knitted sweater and watch cap. On his jacket he wears a pin of the U.S. Merchant Marine seal. The poster background is yellow.
Date: 1944
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Say yes! : take your change in war stamps.

Description: Color poster shows three stylized images of soldiers from the different branches of the U.S. armed forces (Navy, Army, Marines). Above them is a speech bubble containing the poster text.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Savings Staff.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Description: Chart of requirements for joining the Army Air Corps. Upper and lower borders are red-white-and-blue stripes with text. A "watermark"-type logo can be seen in the background of the chart, with text: "LET'S GO! U.S.A. KEEP 'EM FLYING." This 1942 edition of the poster is distinguished by one split column numbered "2" under "Aviation Cadets" and one split column numbered "3" under "Enlisted Men."
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I gave a man! : will you give at least 10% of your pay in war bonds?

Description: A young woman (presumably a widowed mother) holds a smiling infant. A young blond girl embraces the woman while smiling at the baby. The woman has dark hair, is wearing dark clothing, and has a somber facial expression.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.

Description: Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Say yes! : take your change in war stamps.

Description: A smiling gloved soldier looks backward toward the view while pointing to the words "Say Yes".
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Savings Staff.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

Description: Small color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape.
Date: 1943
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

Description: Color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape.
Date: 1943
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Springs with stings]

Description: A figure made of wire and springs pinches the nose of a caricature of Adolf Hitler, whose arms and legs form a swastika. Hitler holds a knife in one hand.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"This is my fight too!" : put at least 10% every payday in war bonds.

Description: The poster image is a black & white photograph. A a woman smiles, holding and looking at folded $25 war bonds and an envelope. Her dark hair is coiffed and she wears a work uniform with a "10%" slogan button on her pocket. In the background is a "paymaster" window and a "10%" slogan sign on the wall.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Savings Staff.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Decline of the Rising Sun]

Description: Black and white cartoon. A figure made of Wickwire Spencer rope uses a part of itself to hang a caricature of a distressed Hideki Tojo, who appears to be partially immersed in the sea. Behind Tojo's head are rays resembling those of a Japanese Rising Sun symbol. A volcano or mountain can be seen in the distant background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Happy days!]

Description: Cartoon drawing. Hitler, Mussolini, and a Japanese character are depicted as apes behind a chain-link fence or cage. A pear tree is seen in the foreground, outside the fence. A dead tree is seen in the background, inside the fence.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Wire with a kick]

Description: A figure made of wire kicks a swastika-shaped caricature of Hitler. In the background at right is a factory with smokestacks. In the background at left are flames rising from the ocean.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Your blood can save him.

Description: Kneeling soldier holds rifle in left hand and clutches head with right hand. A helmet with a bullet hole lies in front of him. Large Red Cross symbol in lower right corner of poster.
Date: 1945
Creator: Whitman.
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

"You buy 'em, we'll fly 'em!" : defense bonds, stamps.

Description: Flyer in khaki uniform and helmet with goggles sits in cockpit of plane giving "thumbs up" sign. A formation of U.S. Army planes flies overhead. In the background is a hangar with plane and personnel.
Date: 1942
Creator: Wilkinsons.; Wilkinson, J. Walter. & Wilkinson, Walter G.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department