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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

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

[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

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-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save a loaf a week : help win the war.

Description: Illustration in orange and black tones. A hand uses a knife to cut a loaf of bread.
Date: [1917]
Creator: Cooper, F. G., b. 1883
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An die deutschen frauen!

Description: Instructions to the women of Germany, urging them to provide assistance and support in the war effort. Text is in a medieval-style font.
Date: August 6, 1914
Creator: Auguste Viktoria, Empress, consort of William II, German Emperor, 1858-1921.
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

Be patriotic : sign your country's pledge to save the food.

Description: Color poster of a woman with her hands extended toward the viewer. She is wearing an dress that appears to be made from a draped U.S. flag, and a cap of a stars-and-stripes motif.
Date: 1917
Creator: Stahr, Paul, 1883-1953.
Item Type: Poster
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.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buy bonds : Third Liberty Loan

Description: Window decal advertising the Third Liberty Loan.
Date: 1917
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Publicity Bureau.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

Wear your honor button, 4th Liberty Loan bonds

Description: Poster showing the 4th Liberty Loan button, featuring the red bordered flag with four vertical blue stripes.
Date: 1918
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Publicity Bureau.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds

Description: Poster depicts a German solider with blood-stained fingers and bayonet.
Date: 1918
Creator: Strothmann, F. (Frederick), b. 1872.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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