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Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

Description: In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther in the distance is a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. The sky is colored orange and the orange sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Centered at the bottom of the poster is a circular seal: a shield with a U.S. flag motif, surrounded by wheat stalks. (This is a seal of the U.S. Food Administration.)
Date: unknown
Creator: Steele.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For liberty, civilization, and humanity.

Description: Poster of a soldier playing a bugle on a hill, standing in front of a U.S. flag. In the distant background on the right, a ship is sinking. The image of the bugler is adapted from an original sculpture by Edoardo Cammilli.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cittadino (New York, N.Y.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

La grande offensiva Italiana : la disfatta Austriaca sul Montello.

Description: Detailed color illustration of a battle scene. Italian soldiers in blue cross a river and charge against Austrian soldiers in green. Several Austrian soldiers and a horse are falling or dead. A toppled weapon is seen in the foreground. Several explosions can be seen on the river, its banks, the mountains, and a town in the distance. Airplanes are flying, cannons are firing, and multitudes of Italian troops are marching in the far distance.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Et maintenant tressons des couronnes pour ceux que nous attendons et aussi pour ceux qui ne reviendront plus.

Description: Drawing of two women, one dressed in the traditional shawl and bonnet of the Lorraine region of France, and the other dressed in Alsatian traditional dress and black headdress ("coiffe alsacienne"). They are holding red flowers and flower rings. A cathedral can be seen in the distant background. (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: unknown
Creator: Abel-Truchet, Louis, 1857-1918.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marne, Yser, Somme, Verdun : l'aurore.

Description: At right, a French soldier in uniform and helmet holds a French flag. To the left and slightly behind him are two women, one wearing a traditional dress and bonnet of the Lorraine region and the other wearing the traditional dress and headdress of Alsace. The woman from Lorraine brings the flag to her lips as if to kiss it. The top section of the poster contains a portion of the title printed in red, which is partly obscured by laurel branches and a portion of the flag from the lower section.
Date: unknown
Creator: Royer, Henri, 1869-1938.
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
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.
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]
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Help yourself : get up in the world by steady saving.

Description: All lettered poster with text in black, encouraging the public to save by buying War Savings Stamps, Treasury Savings Certificates, and Liberty Bonds.
Date: 1919
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. War Loan Organization. Savings Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

V : invest.

Description: Red poster with blue and white border. In the center is a large blue "V" and below that is the word "INVEST" in white.
Date: 1919
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. War Loan Organization.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1778-1783. America owes France the most unalterable gratitude : 1917- -- . French Comrade your children shall be as our children.

Description: Black and white drawing of a soldier saluting the grave of another soldier. A weeping boy and a girl kneeling in prayer are at his sides. In the sky to the upper right there is a faint drawing of a row of soldiers standing guard and a commander on horseback.
Date: 1918
Creator: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy Liberty Bonds.

Description: Color poster with picture frame drawn as border. Profile of a bust of Abraham Lincoln is in center.
Date: 1918
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Publicity Bureau.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
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.
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

Food will win the war : you came here seeking freedom, you must now help to preserve it : wheat is needed for the Allies, waste nothing.

Description: Color poster of people standing on a boat or shoreline near the sea. They appear to be European immigrants. In the foreground, a man appears to be pleading with a woman holding a basket of food. In the background can be seen part of a large ship, the Statue of Liberty, and a rainbow stretching across the New York skyline. A man waves his cap in that direction.
Date: 1918
Creator: Chambers, Charles Edward, ca. 1883-1941.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

For home and country : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Color image of a happy military family. A soldier holds his young son in one arm while embracing his wife with the other. A helmet hangs on a long cord around the soldier's neck. The child smiles and embraces the soldier while the wife admires a medal attached to the soldier's uniform.
Date: 1918
Creator: Orr, Alfred Everitt, 1886-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department