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Back the attack! : buy war bonds.

Description: Color poster of a battle scene. A soldier lies on the ground and holds his military rifle in a ready position. Several parachutes can be seen the sky above and descending around the soldier.
Date: 1943
Creator: Schreiber, Georges, 1904-1977.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Description: Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape.
Date: 1946
Creator: Englert.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The band.

Description: Provides guidance on the organization and duties of the military band.
Date: March 31, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
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

Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.

Description: Color poster of two women in cadet nurse uniforms (probably two views of the same woman). The woman on the left wears a military-style uniform with blue jacket and cap. The woman on the right wears a white nurse's uniform with a nurse's cap. Both women are wearing cadet nurse shoulder patches and caduceus (medical symbol) pins.
Date: 1944
Creator: Whitcomb, Jon.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Description: The main part of the poster is a large black-and white photograph of the faces of a smiling teenage girl and boy. The lower part of the poster is a green-tinted photograph of young volunteers harvesting potatoes. A farmer on a mule- or horse-drawn farm machine can be seen in the background. The sky in the background is colored blue.
Date: 1943
Creator: National Victory Farm Volunteers (U.S.)
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.

Description: Poster shows a a smiling young woman in a pink blouse, sitting at a table or desk, writing a letter. Her image is superimposed on a monochromatic background picture of soldiers in the field receiving mail.
Date: 1945
Creator: Hiller, Lejaren A., 1880-1969
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Because somebody talked!

Description: Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war.
Date: 1944
Creator: Heyman, Wesley
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Because somebody talked!

Description: Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center, and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war.
Date: 1944
Creator: Heyman, Wesley
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Become a nurse : your country needs you.

Description: Color poster of a young woman receiving her nursing cap. A male (only the hands and sleeves are shown) is placing it on her head. He wears blue sleeves with a stars-and-stripes motif on the cuffs. The young woman wears a blue cotton uniform with a white collar, cuffs, and pocket handkerchief.
Date: 1942
Creator: American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A blow to the Axis, more lumber for the Army.

Description: A shirtless man uses an axe to chop down a tree. He wears a hat and blue jeans, with a red bandana in his back pocket.
Date: 1943
Creator: Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Description: Image of a man in cap and overalls, with outstretched arms and legs. In one hand he holds a U.S. flag; his other hand and leg are chained to a swastika-inscribed ball. One side of his face smiles; the other side is weary. The poster background is also split in two halves: On the left is a landscape of farm lands, industrial smoke stacks, and skyscrapers; on the right is a dark barren landscape.
Date: 1941/1942?
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Description: Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.
Date: 1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Brotherhood Week, February 19th to 28th, 1943.

Description: All-lettered poster is beige with brown letters. The text is a message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the importance of Brotherhood Week during wartime in 1943.
Date: 1943
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Description: Small color poster with a red background. The image is of a diverse group of people standing in a V formation and waving green bills. The group includes white men and women and a black man. They are dressed in a variety of work clothing styles, including overalls, industrial uniforms, and business suits.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Finance Division.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy war bonds : Third War Loan.

Description: Color poster of a young boy with tears streaming from his eyes. He has a freckled face and wears a white short-sleeved shirt. Around his neck hangs a Medal of Honor (gold star on a blue ribbon). In his hand he holds a khaki soldier's cap.
Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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?
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!

Description: Chart of requirements for becoming an air cadet. At the bottom center below the chart is a black and white photograph of a group of men wearing flight suits, parachutist's helmets, goggles, and parachute packs. The background is a blue graphic design of airplanes.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army Air Forces.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Description: Chart of requirements for joining the Army Air Corps. Upper and lower borders are red-white-and-blue stripes with text. A "watermark"-type logo can be seen in the background of the chart, with text: "LET'S GO! U.S.A. KEEP 'EM FLYING." This 1942 edition of the poster is distinguished by one split column numbered "2" under "Aviation Cadets" and one split column numbered "3" under "Enlisted Men."
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department