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China carries on.

Description: Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Date: unknown
Creator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889-1977.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text.
Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
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

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

Sure! We'll finish the job : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: A smiling man wearing a hat and overalls stands. He wears an indigo shirt, sleeves rolled up and showing the cuff of a red undershirt. On his overalls are pinned four buttons depicting patriotic symbols of the United States.
Date: 1918
Creator: Beneker, Gerrit A. (Gerrit Albertus), 1882-1934.
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

Arms for Russia-- a great convoy of British ships escorted by Soviet fighter planes sails into Murmansk Harbour with vital supplies for the Red Army.

Description: A view of the ocean and sky from the deck of a ship flying a British White Ensign (naval ensign) flag. There are other ships in the water and planes flying in the sky. Red Star emblems can be seen on some of the planes. One plane in the distance is crashing toward the ocean.
Date: unknown
Creator: Blake.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Catafighters.

Description: A series of 5 cm. boxes with drawings and captions below in rows of 4 across and 6 down. Drawings are comic book style with text explanations written below each box. The banner at the top has "RN" and "RAF" printed on either side of the title. Poster has red, black, and blue printing on white background.
Date: unknown
Creator: British Information Services.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The United Nations fight for freedom.

Description: Poster depicts an etching of the Statue of Liberty on a black background on the left side of the poster. On the right there are pictures of flags of 30 countries. Poster has black background with white text at the top of the page and a white border all around.
Date: 1942
Creator: Broder, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department