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Comptoir National D'escompte de Paris : Emprunt National 1918 : pour hâter la Victoire, et pour nous revoir bientôt, souscrivez!

Description: Color poster of two women smiling. The woman on the left is wearing a large black Alsatian headdress ("coiffe alsacienne"). She is raising one arm in the air as if to salute and has her other arm around the shoulder of the other woman. The woman on the right is holding flowers. She wears a white bonnet and a shawl, typical of the region of Lorraine. Both women wear blue-white-and-red rosettes on their headwear. A bird flies at the lower left side of the picture. (Alsace-Lorraine was a part of France ceded to the German Empire in 1871. It was reverted to France at the end of the First World War.)
Date: 1918
Creator: Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste, 1871-1954.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Souscrivez pour la victoire : Banque Nationale de Crédit.

Description: A winged female figure holding the flag of France flies over a field of fallen German soldiers and canons. Riding on the clouds behind her are armies of soldiers, many of whom are holding flags of various countries.
Date: 1916
Creator: Richard-Gutz, M.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

He can win! : the Federal Board provides training : consult the local Red Cross Home Service Section.

Description: Color poster of a soldier in uniform, sitting at a desk holding a pipe in one hand and a pencil in his other hand. On the desk are drafting tools, an ink pot, and a paper with drawings. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the top right corner of the picture. (There is a large white spot on the soldier's forehead; Library of Congress catalog describes him as "injured".)
Date: 1919~
Creator: Smith, Dan, 1865-1934.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pershing's crusaders.

Description: In the foreground is an image of General Pershing on horseback, leading his troops. Two soldiers behind him hold flags: a U.S. flag and a red flag with a gold emblem. Hovering in the background is a hazy image of medieval crusaders on white horses, carrying heart-shaped shields with cross images on them.
Date: 1918~
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Color painting of two ships and a submarine at sea. One ship flies an American flag. Poster has a white border all around and a gray frame around the illustration.
Date: [1919]
Creator: Shafer, L. A. (Leon Alaric), 1866-1940.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Building for health : Bureau of Social Education, Y.W.C.A.

Description: Color poster of a woman holding an infant. The woman has dark hair worn in a bun, and wears a long yellow dress. In the background is a blue inverted triangle (YWCA symbol) with a caduceus (medical symbol) and book.
Date: 1918
Creator: Page, Marie Danforth, 1869-1940.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

And they thought we couldn't fight : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Color illustration of a wounded yet smiling soldier. His uniform sleeves are tattered, and he is bloodied and bandaged; he wears a helmet and carries three enemy helmets in his hands, in addition to his rifle. A barbed wire fence and the ruins of a building can be seen in the background.
Date: 1919
Creator: Forsythe, Vic, 1885-1962. [a.k.a. Clyde Forsythe]
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Americans all! : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Painting of a woman in a yellow gown, with left arm raised holding a laurel wreath. With her right hand she grasps a large U.S. flag which is hanging behind her.
Date: 1919
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crédit Lyonnais : souscrivez au 4e Emprunt National.

Description: Naked man wearing sword belt and helmet lunges to the right with sword extended against an eagle and pulling a French flag from its beak.
Date: 1918
Creator: Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2me Emprunt de la Défense Nationale : en avant, armée de l'épargne, c'est pour la patrie.

Description: A crowd of people hands money to a woman draped in a blue, white, and red French flag and wearing a helmet. The woman stands in front of a winged statue of liberty ("La Marseillaise"). The stairs around her are littered with bills, coins, and money bags. A small cherub figure in a helmet sits near the woman's feet.
Date: 1916
Creator: Robaudi, Alcide Théophile, 1850-1928.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Emprunt de la Libération : on les a : souscrivez à la London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd.

Description: Lithograph of 3 soldiers in battle. One is wearing a Scottish uniform with kilt. A tall soldier with a mustache wears a French uniform and holds his helmet in the air. Another in the background wears an olive/khaki uniform (British or U.S.) with helmet, and is pointing a rifle. An explosion can be seen in the background on the left.
Date: 1918
Creator: Bouisset, Firmin.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ring it again : buy U.S. gov't bonds : Third Liberty Loan.

Description: A crowd of American colonial-era people point at the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. In the upper left area of the poster is a large close-up picture of the Liberty Bell.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

To Berlin: S O S.

Description: Illustration of a man running with a very large parcel on his back. The parcel is labeled: "RUSH, US". The man's hat has fallen off behind him and he carries artillery shells. A shadow behind the parcel appears to be an artillery gun.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Red Cross]

Description: Color poster of a Red Cross nurse coming to the assistance of a woman and directing her to a Red Cross building. The nurse wears a blue cape and a long blue headdress resembling a nun's habit and veil. The assisted woman is carrying a large cloth bundle and appears to be a refugee in distress.
Date: 1918
Creator: Cappiello, Leonetto, 1875-1942.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Su gli argini del Piave, dove maestosa si erge la Storica e millenario Venezia, l'orgoglio Unno trova certo tomba per l'eroismo delle legioni alleati : On this side of the Piave, where the beautiful and ancient City of Venice stands, the haughty Huns will surely meet death from the hands of the Heroic and Allied Legions.

Description: Color poster depicts a battle scene with the British, American, French and Italian forces on one side of the river and the enemy on the other side. In the background there is a view of the buildings of Venice. A female figure wearing a crown and draped in a red skirt hovers over the scene holding an Italian flag and a sword. A large yellow star shines behind her and over the city. At her feet are the words, "Da qui non si passa" ("They shall not pass"). At the upper left hand corner are small portraits of "Generale Diaz" (Armando Vittorio Diaz of Italy), "Presidente Poincare" [sic] (Raymond Poincaré, President of France), "Vict. Emm. III." (Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy), "Re Giorgio" (King George V of England), and "Pres. W. Wilson" (Woodrow Wilson, President of U.S.A.). Beneath Wilson's portrait flies a bird bearing a banner, "Per la libertà dei popoli" ("For freedom of the peoples").
Date: 1918
Creator: Petronzio, G.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Y.W.C.A. war work centers in the United States.

Description: Eastern half map of the U.S. with locations of "white" and "colored" hostess houses, Girls' Clubs, emergency housing for girls, city associations and International Institute for Young Women Y.W.C.A.
Date: unknown
Creator: C.S. Hammond & Company.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pour la France, versez votre or : l'or combat pour la victoire.

Description: A frightened German soldier holding a rifle in both hands is forced down onto one knee by the weight of a giant French coin which has landed on his arm. On the coin is a bas-relief of a rooster which appears to be escaping the surface of the coin to attack the soldier. Imprinted on the coin is the text: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" and "1915".
Date: 1915
Creator: Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

L'Emprunt de la Libération.

Description: A white-mustached man resembling Kaiser Wilhelm II, wearing a white helmet and cape, and holding a broken sword, kneels dejectedly with his head down. Above and behind him is held a large group of flags of the Allied states.
Date: unknown
Creator: Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... Danny Kaye.

Description: Black and white photograph of Danny Kaye (entertainer, 1913-1987) on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting racial and religious tolerance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... Douglas MacArthur.

Description: Black and white photograph of Douglas MacArthur on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance, freedom, and democracy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... C. W. Nimitz.

Description: Black and white photograph of Chester Nimitz on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance and teamwork.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department