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85 million Americans hold war bonds.

Description: A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

7th War Loan : now--all together.

Description: Small color poster promoting the 7th War Loan. The painting by C. C. Beall is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, of the second American flag raising by U.S. Marines on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945.
Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
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

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

Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.

Description: Small color poster of a wounded soldier sitting on the ground. He has bandages on his hand and leg and his camouflage helmet lies on the ground next to him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, 1886-1981.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.

Description: Four cartoons in black line drawing on white; cartoons appear as paper sheets tacked to a blue background. They depict various excuses for travel which are characterized as frivolous: "It's impossible to find anything in the local shops." "We haven't seen Bob's children since way last fall." "But this contract is vital.""But Grandma misses us so."
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

O'er the ramparts we watch : United States Army Air Forces.

Description: A young man with dark hair stands in the clouds, holding a large rocket-shaped bomb. He wears a brown leather bomber jacket and a silver I.D. bracelet. Small images of military airplanes fly in the clouds below him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, 1897-1982
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fill it! : help harvest war crops.

Description: Color poster. In the foreground, a large empty harvesting basket is held out by two hands. In the background, men and women in straw hats harvest crops by hand in a field. A barn and farmhouse can be seen in the distance. At the lower right corner of the poster is the Crops Corps logo: a large blue "C' surrounding a red wheat sheaf.
Date: 1945
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For peace and security : buy bonds.

Description: The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star.
Date: 1945
Creator: Ball, Linn.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.

Description: Color poster shows an adolescent boy and girl. Both are smiling and neatly dressed. The boy carries farm tools. He has red hair and freckles and wears a windowpane-plaid blue shirt. The girl's blond hair is coiffed and she wears a red dress or blouse. A "Craftsman" brand name mark can be seen on the pitchfork carried by the boy.
Date: 1945
Creator: Bruehl, Anton, 1900-1982.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grow your own : be sure!

Description: Color poster shows a group of fruits and vegetables on a table. Two red-white-and-blue ribbons in a "V" shape rise from the table.
Date: [1945]
Creator: Strong, Grover.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep your Red Cross at his side : give!

Description: Image of a soldier in a helmet. Green foliage is seen in the background. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the lower right area of the poster.
Date: [c. 1945]
Creator: Whitman.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Me travel? --not this summer : vacation at home.

Description: A smiling man relaxes in an easy chair while reading a newspaper and smoking a pipe. A Springer Spaniel dog lies on the floor beside him. On a book case at his side is a framed picture of a young soldier, a radio, and a fan which blows his hair back.
Date: 1945
Creator: Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A message about food from the President of the United States.

Description: A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Protect them : don't pay over ceiling prices.

Description: Black & white photograph of a hand clutching a savings account deposit envelope and a $25 savings bond. The photograph is superimposed on a green circle.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Symbol of life ... : U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

Description: Poster of a photo of a man in bed wearing gray pajamas with a mandarin collar and white frog closures, a maroon corduroy robe and dogtags. He has his right hand raised slightly and is in conversation with a nurse who happily listens to him. She wears a gray and white striped seersucker uniform with a matching nursing cap.
Date: [1945]
Creator: Hiller, Lejaren A., 1880-1969.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department