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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

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

Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Description: A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The United Nations fight for freedom.

Description: Poster depicts an etching of the Statue of Liberty on a black background on the left side of the poster. On the right there are pictures of flags of 30 countries. Poster has black background with white text at the top of the page and a white border all around.
Date: 1942
Creator: Broder, S. & United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

Description: A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The United Nations fight for freedom.

Description: Poster depicts an etching of the Statue of Liberty on a black background on the left side of the poster. On the right there are pictures of flags of 30 countries. Poster has black background with white text at the top of the page and a white border all around.
Date: 1942
Creator: Broder, S.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Till we meet again : buy war bonds.

Description: A smiling soldier in a khaki uniform and cap waves from a porthole.
Date: 1942
Creator: Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Till we meet again : buy war bonds.

Description: A smiling soldier in a khaki uniform and cap waves from a porthole.
Date: 1942
Creator: Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screening the Axis.

Description: A mesh metal being stands upright holding a metal sieve through which he strains the metal weaponry out of the enemy. Nazi and Japanese soldiers rain down into the sieve. Above and behind them are dark clouds with lightning striking downward toward the sieve. In the far background is a town.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Wire to the Axis]

Description: A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An open letter to the unconquerable Dutch.

Description: A poem praising the Dutch for defying the Nazis in World War II. The poem is framed by a painting of a tattered Dutch flag, in front of which are two hands bound with broken chains. Behind the flag is a Dutch landscape, including windmills and the ocean, depicted as a war zone.
Date: unknown
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952. & Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Army : guardian of the colors.

Description: Color image of four soldiers in army uniforms and helmets. Two in center hold flags (one U.S. flag and one with eagle crest). Two outside soldiers hold rifles.
Date: [1940]
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Next! : 6th War Loan.

Description: Large head of a helmeted soldier grimaces at an aerial image of the island nation of Japan. At left is an inset graphic of a blue bomb falling on the Japanese flag.
Date: 1944
Creator: Bingham, James.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Atlantic charter.

Description: All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I want you for the U.S. Army : enlist now.

Description: Uncle Sam points at the viewer. Half-length portrait of Uncle Sam, pointing at the viewer as part of the United States government effort to recruit soldiers.
Date: [1941]
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

America calling : take your place in civilian defense.

Description: Red and white text, with a civil defense insignia in the middle of the poster. Civil Defense insignia is a red "CD" in white triangle on a blue circle.
Date: 1941
Creator: Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A battery of Britain's giant coastal-defence guns mounted on railway trucks.

Description: Poster is a color drawing of a large military gun mounted on a train truck. The gun is being fired, and similar guns are seen firing in the distance. Small figures of soldiers can be seen covering their ears. The background is a brightly colored yellow and orange sky.
Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China carries on.

Description: Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Date: unknown
Creator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889-1977.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department