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Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

Description: In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks.
Date: 1941?/1942?
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Choose for victory : try a V dish to-day.

Description: Picture of a restaurant menu with a large orange "V" on it. A large black arrow marked "VICTORY DISH" points to the orange "V". At the bottom of the menu is the phrase, "Go Easy with Bread". The background behind the menu is green.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Girl Scouts : volunteers for victory.

Description: A black and white photo of a Girl Scout using the three-finger Scout Sign (salute), standing next to a U.S. flag. She wears a Girl Scout uniform and hat. The Girl Scout Promise appears below the picture: "On my honor I will try: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, To obey the Girl Scout Laws." The Girl Scout trefoil design (insignia) appears as a watermark-style design under this text.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The guys who don't say much.

Description: Black & white poster. At left is an article describing the "average man". At right is a photograph of a man wearing a plaid shirt and plaid jacket, overalls, a cap, and smoking a pipe. Below the photo are "Questions and Answers about Bonds and Stamps".
Date: [1941-1942?]
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Help him ... help yourself ... : for victory, at least 10% of your pay every payday.

Description: Color poster features black and white photographs, with large arrows containing captions pointing to each photo. The captions explain the benefits of war bonds. One photograph is of a soldier in a combat uniform, holding a rifle. The other photograph is of a man in a work shirt, doing mechanical work.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Here's why we need more metal to win this war.

Description: Poster features a series of six black & white photographs on a black background. The photographs are of military weapons, vehicles, aircraft, and a ship. Each photograph has a caption describing the amount of copper, zinc, and lead used to manufacture the equipment shown.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em flying.

Description: Black and white poster describes the qualifications and pay for U.S. Army Air Corps positions. In a black & white photograph below the text, a large group of Flying Cadets in flight suits walks toward the viewer.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal makes might! : keep it coming!

Description: Navy and white poster has blue background with text at the top. There are six blue and white pictures in two rows of three depicting metal in use. Each picture has a caption at the bottom and a white border.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

Description: A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rumors cost us lives.

Description: Green-tinted illustration of a man wearing a suit and derby hat, with a cigarette in his mouth. He is leaning forward and holding his hand next to his face as if to whisper or hear a rumor. Printed phrases surround the picture: "Listen. . . Someone Told Me. . . And I Saw. . . I Hear That. . . Do You Know. . . I Know That. . . ". Superimposed on the picture is a fragment of a newspaper article with the headline, "U-BOAT CAPTAIN KILLS 22 SAILORS, Laughs as He Torpedoes Lifeboat Leaving Doomed Vessel." The background of the poster is red.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

Description: This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department