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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

More copper-zinc-lead-- quick!

Description: A soldier holding a rifle talks to a miner holding a drilling tool. The soldier is gesturing behind him toward the ruins of a town, saying, "Give us metal so it won't happen here".
Date: unknown
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952.
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

Speaking for America ... Harry Truman.

Description: Black and white photograph of Harry Truman on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating freedom and tolerance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... Gene Autry.

Description: Black and white photograph of Gene Autry on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and national origin.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Description: Black and white photograph of Dwight Eisenhower on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating the variety of races and religions in America.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... Bob Hope.

Description: Black and white photograph of Bob Hope on a blue background. Text box contains quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and ancestry.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speaking for America ... Frank Sinatra.

Description: Black and white photograph of Frank Sinatra on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting racial and religious tolerance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!

Description: Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alexander.
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

[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

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

Victory starts here!

Description: A hand punches a time card in a dark blue time clock hanging on a dark blue wall.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bates, Richard E.
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

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.)
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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