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Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Description: Two sailors in white sailor hats prepare to load ammunition into a large weapon which is being fired and is operated by other sailors in helmets. All the sailors wear blue pants and white t-shirts, except for the sailor in the foreground who is shirtless and holding a large artillery shell.
Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

Description: Wall chart in a checkerboard pattern. Some squares depict the use of different military supplies, and other squares describe the supplies and how many stamps it takes to purchase them. The border depicts military insignia, war scenes, and military personnel. The Great Seal of the U.S. is centered in the bottom border and an image of the eagle and shield from the Great Seal is centered at the top. Superimposed over the checkerboard is an image of a hand placing a war savings stamp in a stamp booklet.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dog transportation.

Description: A manual describing the use of sled dogs as a means of military transportation in Arctic regions.
Date: August 19, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Doing all you can, brother?" : buy war bonds.

Description: Color poster shows a close-up of a soldier with a bandaged head and a blood-stained khaki uniform. He has light-colored hair and blue eyes. In the background, a barren field lies scattered with broken or abandoned machinery.
Date: 1943
Creator: Sloan, Robert Smullyan, b. 1915.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Domestic disturbances

Description: "This manual presents the principles for the employment of troops during domestic disturbances and the essential substances of the more important laws relating to the employment of military forces in the aid of civil authorities with the applicable War Department policies"
Date: July 30, 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
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

Don't get hurt : it may cost his life.

Description: Color poster shows a man with his arm in a cast and a sling. He wears overalls and a work shirt. At the bottom of the poster is an image of a fallen soldier lying in the sand. U.S. Army Safety Program seal appears at lower right corner of picture.
Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't let him stick his nose in your business.

Description: Black and white cartoon. The cartoon character is a mosquito, smiling in a sinister manner and showing fangs. He has a long sharp nose and he is rubbing his hands together. There is a sunburst of white around him and the rest of the poster is black.
Date: 1943
Creator: Nolan, Jack.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.

Description: Three children with toys and a flag, on a lawn scattered with small white flowers, are surrounded by the shadow of a swastika. One boy holds a toy military airplane. Another boy wears a paper hat and holds a flag on a makeshift pole. The girl is seated and holds a doll.
Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Lawrence Beall, 1909-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eat the Basic 7-- every day! : eat a lunch that packs a punch!

Description: Contains a circular chart showing seven basic food groups surrounded by cartoons demonstrating the benefits of each food group. In the center of the wheel chart is a red and blue logo of a family, with the caption: "U.S. needs us strong, eat the Basic 7 every day".
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. War Food Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.

Description: Poster features a black and white photograph on a red background. A smiling soldier in uniform and helmet sits at a table eating a meal. In addition to his plates of food and bread, he has a metal cup full of milk. At the lower right area of the poster is a circular logo, "Food for freedom", with a silhouette image of a farmer with pitchfork.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. War Boards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elementary map and aerial photograph reading

Description: This manual covers elementary map reading, conventional signs and military symbols, distances and scales, directions adn azimuths, coordinates, relief, slopes, profiles and visibility, map reading in the field, and aerial photograph reading to an extent sufficient to permit soldiers adn platoon leaders to read aerial photographs and aerial mosaics.
Date: August 15, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Every child needs a good school lunch : the War Food Administration will help your community start a school lunch program.

Description: Color poster shows a graphic image of a boy and girl playing baseball. A school house can be seen in the background. In the foreground is superimposed a black & white photograph of a boy eating at a table. He has a plate of cooked food, a glass of milk, and fruit. He wears overalls and a striped shirt.
Date: 1944
Creator: Johnson.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Every man woman and child is a partner"

Description: A black and white image of a crowd of men and women heading off to work. In a red arrow in large white letters is the quote from President Roosevelt. In a blue box there are figures for war materials in 1942.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department