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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

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

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. The model for this poster is Weslee Wootten D'Audney.
Date: 1942
Creator: American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau.
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

A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

Description: A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
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

The five Sullivan brothers, "missing in action" off the Solomons : they did their part.

Description: Black & white photograph of the five Sullivan brothers in U.S. Navy uniforms, standing behind a bulkhead door, with blue service stars above each head. Red border. From left to right: Joseph Eugene Sullivan, Francis Henry Sullivan, Albert Leo Sullivan, Madison Abel Sullivan, and George Thomas Sullivan.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.

Description: Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.

Description: Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Give it your best!

Description: Large color image of the U.S. flag with 48 stars.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of War Information.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Homemaker's war guide.

Description: Chart with columns providing illustrated suggestions for supporting the war effort. Colors used are red, blue, black/gray and white. Topics include conserving, storing, and reusing food, textiles, rubber, and metals, and instructions for taking protective measures in case of attack, and for participating in wartime community organizations. Centered at top of the poster is a graphic image representing women in various work and military uniforms, standing with airplanes, ambulances, a car, and a tank. The "homemaker" is highlighted at center and is represented wearing an apron, holding a saucepan, standing inside a red house.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

If you talk too much, this man may die.

Description: A sailor looks out of a porthole. He wears an enlisted service dress blue uniform.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Is your trip necessary? : needless travel interferes with the war effort.

Description: Black & white photograph of a bus or train car which is overcrowded with passengers. Many of the passengers are servicemen in uniform. The rest are civilian men, women, and children.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Department of Defense Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I'll carry mine too! : trucks and tires must last till victory.

Description: Large poster created from photographs. In the foreground is a color image of a woman carrying groceries and parcels in her arms. She wears a green suit and hat, and a yellow blouse. In the background is a black & white image of soldiers marching with guns and backpacks.
Date: 1943
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I need your skill in a war job!

Description: Top half of poster features a black & white drawing of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer; the bottom half is a gray text box listing numerous trades and urging the reader to seek work in them to support the war effort.
Date: 1943
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ours-- to fight for : freedom from fear.

Description: Color poster of a mother and father tucking two children into bed. The father is holding glasses and a newspaper that reads "BOMBINGS KI- HORROR HIT."
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ours-- to fight for : freedom from want.

Description: Color poster features a painting of people at a dinner table. An older man and woman stand at the head of the table. The woman is putting a turkey on the table. There are nine other people at the table, all smiling.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ours-- to fight for : freedom from want.

Description: Color poster features a painting of people at a dinner table. An older man and woman stand at the head of the table. The woman is putting a turkey on the table. There are nine other people at the table, all smiling.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ours -- to fight for : freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear.

Description: A large color poster of four Norman Rockwell paintings that depict four American freedoms. In clockwise order, top to bottom, the images are: a man standing up to speak at a town meeting; people of different faiths praying together; a large Thanksgiving feast; and a couple tucking two small children into bed.
Date: 1943
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department