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Enemy ears are listening.

Description: The poster depicts Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, and Adolf Hitler. Only one hand and the head of each man is shown. Each has his hand cupped around one ear. On Tojo's hand is a pinky ring and the artist's signature "Iligan" is written on his wrist, with a small inverted black triangle symbol below it.
Date: 1942
Creator: Iligan, Ralph, 1893-1960.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

We have just begun to fight!

Description: Black & white illustration of a soldier in a combat uniform and helmet. He has one arm raised and appears to be shouting. In his other arm he holds a rife with bayonet.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.

Description: A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
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

This is the enemy.

Description: An arm with a swastika on its sleeve stabs a sword through a book labeled "Holy Bible".
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Use it up--wear it out--make it do! : our labor and our goods are fighting.

Description: A man and a woman are outside on the lawn. The man bends over to oil a lawnmower while the woman, kneeling, hand-sews a patch on the back of the pants he wears. A basket full of sewing supplies is on the grass next to the woman. The man wears a red shirt, blue pants, and saddle shoes. The woman wears a bright yellow dress and brown high-heeled shoes.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.

Description: A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save freedom of speech : buy war bonds.

Description: A man stands to speak at a town meeting. A folded document is in his pocket. He wears a worn bomber jacket and a flannel shirt; sitting all around him are men in suits.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ours -- to fight for : freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear.

Description: A large color poster of four Norman Rockwell paintings that depict four American freedoms. In clockwise order, top to bottom, the images are: a man standing up to speak at a town meeting; people of different faiths praying together; a large Thanksgiving feast; and a couple tucking two small children into bed.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The state of this nation is good ....

Description: Quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt. The poster is a solid dark blue color with the quote in white script lettering under an image of a flying bald eagle clenching an olive branch and arrows on a shield with U.S. flag motif.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I'll carry mine too! : trucks and tires must last till victory.

Description: Large poster created from photographs. In the foreground is a color image of a woman carrying groceries and parcels in her arms. She wears a green suit and hat, and a yellow blouse. In the background is a black & white image of soldiers marching with guns and backpacks.
Date: 1943
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I need your skill in a war job!

Description: Top half of poster features a black & white drawing of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer; the bottom half is a gray text box listing numerous trades and urging the reader to seek work in them to support the war effort.
Date: 1943
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Give it your best!

Description: Large color image of the U.S. flag with 48 stars.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ours-- to fight for : freedom from fear.

Description: Color poster of a mother and father tucking two children into bed. The father is holding glasses and a newspaper that reads "BOMBINGS KI- HORROR HIT."
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

If you talk too much, this man may die.

Description: A sailor looks out of a porthole. He wears an enlisted service dress blue uniform.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Homemaker's war guide.

Description: Chart with columns providing illustrated suggestions for supporting the war effort. Colors used are red, blue, black/gray and white. Topics include conserving, storing, and reusing food, textiles, rubber, and metals, and instructions for taking protective measures in case of attack, and for participating in wartime community organizations. Centered at top of the poster is a graphic image representing women in various work and military uniforms, standing with airplanes, ambulances, a car, and a tank. The "homemaker" is highlighted at center and is represented wearing an apron, holding a saucepan, standing inside a red house.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The five Sullivan brothers, "missing in action" off the Solomons : they did their part.

Description: Black & white photograph of the five Sullivan brothers in U.S. Navy uniforms, standing behind a bulkhead door, with blue service stars above each head. Red border. From left to right: Joseph Eugene Sullivan, Francis Henry Sullivan, Albert Leo Sullivan, Madison Abel Sullivan, and George Thomas Sullivan.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department