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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

"You make 'em, buddy -- we'll use 'em -- and how! We're all soldiers together. Our victories in battle come right after your victories in production." : produce for victory!

Description: A soldier wearing a helmet and uniform looks upward toward the viewer. A gas mask hangs around his neck. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, a rough complexion, and a serious expression.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
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

"The hum of the motor -- the pound of the punch press -- the rat-a-tat-tat of the riveter -- the flash of the welder -- the thunder of the rolling mill -- the roar of America in production echoes "remember Pearl Harbor-- remember Pearl Harbor!" : produce for victory!

Description: A welder looks down at the arc created by the tool in his or her hands. Sparks spray off of the material being welded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Description: Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.
Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"This is everybody's war. The enemy has made it so. May you never know what it means to be a refugee -- to be hungry -- to be homeless. Be sure this never happens to you!" : produce for victory!

Description: Poster shows a photo of a mother holding a child with two small children walking beside her through a war torn area with damaged buildings in the background.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text.
Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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