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1778, 1943 : Americans will always fight for liberty.

Description: U.S. soldiers in helmets and coats march forward on snow, looking back in review at colonial militiamen with rifles, some in torn clothing or bloody bandages. A badge of the U.S. flag is displayed prominently on the shoulder of the soldier nearest the viewer.
Date: 1943
Creator: Perlin, Bernard, 1918-
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

American Junior Red Cross.

Description: A color illustration of a neatly dressed young man and woman. The young man holds a raised Red Cross flag in one hand; his other hand is raised and index finger extended. The young woman wears a yellow dress and carries a Red Cross box, a wooden board-game box, and a child's dress in her arms. A town is seen in the background.
Date: 1943
Creator: Humphrey, Walter Beach, 1892-1966.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Americans suffer when careless talk kills!

Description: Color illustration of an older man in overalls, with his arm around a weeping older woman in a simple dress and apron. The woman holds a "Western Union" telegram and wipes her tears with her apron skirt. On the wall behind them hangs a service flag with a blue star centered on a white background, with a red border. (A blue star signifies a family member who is alive and serving in the war.)
Date: 1943
Creator: Anderson, Harry Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.

Description: Picture of a woman weeping. Her face looks haggard, and she wears a red kerchief on her head. In the background, smoke rises from ruins.
Date: 1943
Creator: Couillard, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.

Description: Color image of a woman weeping. Her face looks haggard, and she wears a red kerchief on her head. In the background, smoke rises from ruins.
Date: 1943
Creator: Couillard, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Army is counting on you for more metal.

Description: A group of weary soldiers covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front.
Date: 1943
Creator: Keppler, Victor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Description: The poster is a collage of several black and white images that surround a central image. The central image around which all of these vignettes are arranged depicts an heraldic shield that has five red stars on a black stripe. The image below this shield is of the Concord Minute Man statue.
Date: 1943
Creator: Longyear, William Levwyn, 1899-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Atlantic charter.

Description: All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.

Description: Black and white drawing. A caricatured Japanese soldier holding a smoking gun stands over a fallen man labeled "U.S. pilot". In the distance is a pagoda. At right is a large shadow of a man's head and and shoulders, which appears to be descending over the Japanese soldier. He wears a miner's helmet and the words "more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns" appear on his shadow.
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
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.)
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defend your country : enlist now in the United States Army.

Description: A color poster of a frowning Uncle Sam with his jacket and top hat on the floor at his feet. He rolls up his sleeves with one hand, and with his other hand is clenched into a fist. Directly behind him is a flying bald eagle and the sun. The background design is a stars-and-stripes motif and the image is designed to appear as if it is mounted on posts.
Date: 1943
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.

Description: Black & white photo of the head and shoulders of a sad-looking young girl surrounded by smoke or clouds. The photo is centered on a white swastika. Text on poster is in white and blue.
Date: 1943
Creator: Nadeau, Harriet.
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

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

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