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Keep your Red Cross at his side : give!

Description: Image of a soldier in a helmet. Green foliage is seen in the background. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the lower right area of the poster.
Date: [c. 1945]
Creator: Whitman.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

This is the enemy.

Description: Stylized caricature of a scowling German soldier. There is a swastika on his cap. He wears a monocle in one eye; in the monocle is a reflection of a person hanging on a gallows.
Date: [c. 1943]
Creator: Koehler, Karl. & Ancona, Victor.
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

Am I proud! : I'm fighting famine-- by canning food at home.

Description: This is a color poster with a 1/4" inch border. A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron.
Date: 1946
Creator: Williams, Dick.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Description: Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape.
Date: 1946
Creator: Englert.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A message about food from the President of the United States.

Description: A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center.
Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The United Nations : for peace and world progress.

Description: The top and bottom of the poster are blue. In the top portion is the title; in the middle portion is a chart of the organization of the United Nations; the bottom section has drawings and text explaining some of the UN's goals.
Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Dept. of State.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

85 million Americans hold war bonds.

Description: A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
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

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

Buy now for the bigger 7th War Loan through payroll savings.

Description: Small color poster with a red background. The image is of a diverse group of people standing in a V formation and waving green bills. The group includes white men and women and a black man. They are dressed in a variety of work clothing styles, including overalls, industrial uniforms, and business suits.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Finance Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.

Description: Small color poster of a wounded soldier sitting on the ground. He has bandages on his hand and leg and his camouflage helmet lies on the ground next to him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, 1886-1981.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.

Description: Four cartoons in black line drawing on white; cartoons appear as paper sheets tacked to a blue background. They depict various excuses for travel which are characterized as frivolous: "It's impossible to find anything in the local shops." "We haven't seen Bob's children since way last fall." "But this contract is vital.""But Grandma misses us so."
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

O'er the ramparts we watch : United States Army Air Forces.

Description: A young man with dark hair stands in the clouds, holding a large rocket-shaped bomb. He wears a brown leather bomber jacket and a silver I.D. bracelet. Small images of military airplanes fly in the clouds below him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, 1897-1982
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fill it! : help harvest war crops.

Description: Color poster. In the foreground, a large empty harvesting basket is held out by two hands. In the background, men and women in straw hats harvest crops by hand in a field. A barn and farmhouse can be seen in the distance. At the lower right corner of the poster is the Crops Corps logo: a large blue "C' surrounding a red wheat sheaf.
Date: 1945
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
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

Get the Jap and get it over! : work where you're needed.

Description: Bullet-ridden and tattered Japanese and German flags (of World-War II era) fly on a bamboo pole. Background is in shades of green.
Date: 1945
Creator: Saalburg, Allen Russell, 1899-1987.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Going our way? : be a Victory Farm Volunteer of the U.S. Crop Corps.

Description: Color poster shows an adolescent boy and girl. Both are smiling and neatly dressed. The boy carries farm tools. He has red hair and freckles and wears a windowpane-plaid blue shirt. The girl's blond hair is coiffed and she wears a red dress or blouse. A "Craftsman" brand name mark can be seen on the pitchfork carried by the boy.
Date: 1945
Creator: Bruehl, Anton, 1900-1982.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grow your own : be sure!

Description: Color poster shows a group of fruits and vegetables on a table. Two red-white-and-blue ribbons in a "V" shape rise from the table.
Date: [1945]
Creator: Strong, Grover.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department