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Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.

Description: Color image of a soldier in an early World War II U.S. Army uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The soldier smiles as he walks. The background of the poster is blue.
Date: [1941]
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Women-- our wounded need your care! : you can serve as medical technicians, surgical technicians, and other Army hospital assignments : join a hospital company ... Women's Army Corps.

Description: Color illustration of a woman in a blue uniform dress and brown shoes, carrying a silver tray with a white cloth draped over it. Behind her are faint images of hospital beds. At right is a small image of two silver discs, one showing the head of Pallas Athene and the other showing a caduceus.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Army.
Item Type: Poster
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.
Item Type: Poster
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.
Item Type: Poster
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.
Item Type: Poster
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.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

Description: Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".
Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.

Description: In the foreground are two clasped hands, one representing Uncle Sam with a blue and gold-starred jacket sleeve; in the background is a factory with smokestacks. A U.S. flag stripe design connects the two images.
Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

Description: This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Description: Image of a man in cap and overalls, with outstretched arms and legs. In one hand he holds a U.S. flag; his other hand and leg are chained to a swastika-inscribed ball. One side of his face smiles; the other side is weary. The poster background is also split in two halves: On the left is a landscape of farm lands, industrial smoke stacks, and skyscrapers; on the right is a dark barren landscape.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Men of 18 and 19 : now you can choose your branch of service.

Description: Poster in black & white and green tones. The main image is a green-tinted photograph of head and shoulders of a soldier in a helmet, looking upward. A white inset at right lists various branches of service.
Date: October 17, 1942
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Red Army encircling Balkans.

Description: Black & white newsmap showing the planned paths of the Soviet armed forces through eastern Europe toward Berlin, Germany.
Date: 1944
Creator: O'Donohoe, J.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China fights on.

Description: A Chinese man in military uniform and cap looks toward the sky. Several tiny planes circle him. The planes and his cap bear the 12-pointed sun symbol of the Chinese forces. Near the right edge of the poster are four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Gaydos.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

Description: A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department