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Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

Description: An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.
Date: [1943]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

Description: An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Catafighters.

Description: A series of 5 cm. boxes with drawings and captions below in rows of 4 across and 6 down. Drawings are comic book style with text explanations written below each box. The banner at the top has "RN" and "RAF" printed on either side of the title. Poster has red, black, and blue printing on white background.
Date: unknown
Creator: British Information Services.
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.
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military courtesy.

Description: Uniforms and insignia for the armed forces of the United States, U.S.S.R., France, Poland, China, and the British Empire are illustrated. Additional text describes the salutes and forms of address used by each country's military.
Date: 1943
Creator: CGS
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aircraft insignia.

Description: Twenty different types of airplanes fly across the scene, each with distinct markings. The main background is of clouds in the sky. The border is comprised of insignia of aircraft from 47 countries.
Date: 1943
Creator: Coggins, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

John Paul Jones said, 'I have not yet begun to fight' : fight with war stamps & bonds.

Description: Color poster in red-orange and green tones. John Paul Jones, wearing a Revolutionary War uniform, stands with one fist in the air and a sword in his other hand. At his feet is a cannon. Behind him is an early U.S. flag; in front of him is a shirtless man wearing a head scarf and earring.
Date: 1942
Creator: Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lexington, 1775, they fought for freedom, we fight to keep it; Independence, July 4, 1776, they kept the faith and so do you every time you lend a dime for war savings stamps; John Paul Jones said, "I have not yet begun to fight", fight with war stamps & bonds; Washington crossed the Delaware to win our freedom, we cross oceans to keep it.

Description: A series of four equally sized wood prints of historic scenes separated by dotted lines. The colors are teal and orange.
Date: 1942
Creator: Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department