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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

College women in the WAC.

Description: Poster of three photographs with text descriptions, each showing three young women (seniors from the Vassar College Class of 1944) involved in various Women's Army Corps recruitment activities: trying on a WAC hat, signing up for WAC, and pledging the oath of enlistment. The young women wear cardigan sweaters, skirts, and loafers. Older women in WAC uniforms appear in two of the photographs. The three students who appear in the photos are: Marjorie Maddox, Maud Banks, and Joan Trumbull. The two servicewomen are: Private First Class Gladys A. Francis, Major Lucille Van Bolt, and Second Lieutenant Elizabeth M. Whitmore.
Date: [1944]
Creator: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Women in the war : we can't win without them.

Description: Photograph of a woman factory worker wearing overalls or apron of printed fabric, riveting a weapon.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

Description: An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.
Date: [1943]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The sky's the limit! : keep buying war bonds.

Description: Color poster of a female mechanic and two male mechanics maintaining or building an airplane. Other military airplanes can be seen on the ground in the background. A "6th War Loan" seal in the upper right corner of the poster depicts a bomb about to strike a Japanese flag.
Date: 1944
Creator: Allen, Courtney, 1896-1969.
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

Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.

Description: Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape.
Date: 1942
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.

Description: A sailor in a Service Dress Blue uniform carries a large white sea bag on his shoulder. He appears to be boarding a ship. Planes fly in the sky above him, some in formation. A large ship can be seen in the background.
Date: 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Minimum standards for employment of women in industry.

Description: Checkerboard chart of alternating white and shaded boxes. Each box contains text indicating various standards which should be met in workplaces for women, some with line drawings. In the middle of the poster is the seal of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau. Centered on the lower half of the chart is an orange box containing text describing the mission of the Women's Bureau.
Date: 1940
Creator: United States. Women's Bureau.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

French Resistance helps throttle the Boche.

Description: Black & white photograph of of a soldier in a helmet being choked by two hands. The soldier's face is tinted green; the hands are not. The poster background is in shades of blue, white, and red. A red flame design shoots up along the right side of the photo, and a white flame design is superimposed on the hands.
Date: [1944]
Creator: Louvat, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Simple Sam the wasting fool-- : every day, he breaks a tool!

Description: Stylized illustration of a large man sitting on a stool. He wears red overalls, a white shirt, and black work boots. On his head is a dunce cap. Superimosed on top of this picture is a large image of a broken drill bit.
Date: [1942]
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Your government warns, prepare for winter now! ....

Description: Poster in blue and red tones, urging people to prepare for winter responsibly and to conserve fuel. Includes small pictures of a fuel truck, a furnace, and a house.
Date: 1944
Creator: United States. Solid Fuels Administration for War.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Let's finish the job! : urgent-- experienced seamen needed!

Description: A seaman holds the wheel of a ship. He has blue eyes and auburn hair and he wears a brown jacket and blue knitted sweater and watch cap. On his jacket he wears a pin of the U.S. Merchant Marine seal. The poster background is yellow.
Date: 1944
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

With your help China shall teach and lead her own.

Description: Color poster shows a painting of a Chinese woman and young boy in traditional Chinese clothing. The woman has black hair and wears a fitted green dress. The boy wears a black and red cap and a red shirt. He holds an open book.
Date: [c. 1947]
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Say yes! : take your change in war stamps.

Description: Color poster shows three stylized images of soldiers from the different branches of the U.S. armed forces (Navy, Army, Marines). Above them is a speech bubble containing the poster text.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Savings Staff.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department