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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

Speaking for America ... Judy Garland.

Description: Black and white photograph of Judy Garland on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating diversity in America.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fight world famine : enroll in the Boys' Working Reserve.

Description: A young man or boy stands next to a haystack, fighting off vultures with a pitch fork. He wears the uniform of the U.S. Boys' Working Reserve.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States Boys' Working Reserve.
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

Keep your [trap] shut! : don't give the rats any information!

Description: Picture of a mouse trap that has sprung and caught a scrap of newspaper, which says "Crew Claims U-Boat Knew of Ship's Sailing." In the lower right corner are three small caricatures of Hideki Tojo, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini, who are referred to as "the rats."
Date: [1941-1942?]
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rumors cost us lives.

Description: Green-tinted illustration of a man wearing a suit and derby hat, with a cigarette in his mouth. He is leaning forward and holding his hand next to his face as if to whisper or hear a rumor. Printed phrases surround the picture: "Listen. . . Someone Told Me. . . And I Saw. . . I Hear That. . . Do You Know. . . I Know That. . . ". Superimposed on the picture is a fragment of a newspaper article with the headline, "U-BOAT CAPTAIN KILLS 22 SAILORS, Laughs as He Torpedoes Lifeboat Leaving Doomed Vessel." The background of the poster is red.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"The hum of the motor -- the pound of the punch press -- the rat-a-tat-tat of the riveter -- the flash of the welder -- the thunder of the rolling mill -- the roar of America in production echoes "remember Pearl Harbor-- remember Pearl Harbor!" : produce for victory!

Description: A welder looks down at the arc created by the tool in his or her hands. Sparks spray off of the material being welded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sacrifice : the privilege of free men.

Description: Leaning out of a window, a soldier embraces a brown-haired woman. On his back he carries a helmet, weapons, and backpack.
Date: unknown
Creator: Schattenstein, Nikol, 1877-1954.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department