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Give us lumber for more PT's.

Description: Color image of war ships at sea. In the foreground is a boat with "PT 34" painted on it, shining a light and speeding forward. In the background, a ship is sinking as explosive flames rise from it. Other ships and flames can be seen in the distance on the left.
Date: 1943
Creator: AEL.
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

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.
Date: 1942
Creator: American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau.
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

[Happy days!]

Description: Cartoon drawing. Hitler, Mussolini, and a Japanese character are depicted as apes behind a chain-link fence or cage. A pear tree is seen in the foreground, outside the fence. A dead tree is seen in the background, inside the fence.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screening the Axis.

Description: A mesh metal being stands upright holding a metal sieve through which he strains the metal weaponry out of the enemy. Nazi and Japanese soldiers rain down into the sieve. Above and behind them are dark clouds with lightning striking downward toward the sieve. In the far background is a town.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Springs with stings]

Description: A figure made of wire and springs pinches the nose of a caricature of Adolf Hitler, whose arms and legs form a swastika. Hitler holds a knife in one hand.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Description: A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Wire with a kick]

Description: A figure made of wire kicks a swastika-shaped caricature of Hitler. In the background at right is a factory with smokestacks. In the background at left are flames rising from the ocean.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

Description: Small color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape.
Date: 1943
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For freedom's sake : buy war bonds.

Description: Color poster promoting war bonds. In the foreground is an image of the Concord Minute Man statue (a sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Concord, Massachusetts). In the background is a town landscape.
Date: 1943
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952.
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.
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

Freshmen! Sophomores! : now you can stay in college and become a naval officer.

Description: Black and white drawing of a naval officer in uniform wearing an officer's cap, looking toward the sky and holding binoculars. In the background, planes are flying, some in formation, and men are firing large artillery guns.
Date: 1942
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
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

Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

Description: An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Next! : 6th War Loan.

Description: Large head of a helmeted soldier grimaces at an aerial image of the island nation of Japan. At left is an inset graphic of a blue bomb falling on the Japanese flag.
Date: 1944
Creator: Bingham, James.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department