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Marne, Yser, Somme, Verdun : l'aurore.

Description: At right, a French soldier in uniform and helmet holds a French flag. To the left and slightly behind him are two women, one wearing a traditional dress and bonnet of the Lorraine region and the other wearing the traditional dress and headdress of Alsace. The woman from Lorraine brings the flag to her lips as if to kiss it. The top section of the poster contains a portion of the title printed in red, which is partly obscured by laurel branches and a portion of the flag from the lower section.
Date: unknown
Creator: Royer, Henri, 1869-1938.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Decline of the Rising Sun]

Description: Black and white cartoon. A figure made of Wickwire Spencer rope uses a part of itself to hang a caricature of a distressed Hideki Tojo, who appears to be partially immersed in the sea. Behind Tojo's head are rays resembling those of a Japanese Rising Sun symbol. A volcano or mountain can be seen in the distant background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
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

Materials are precious!--let's make every piece count!

Description: Cartoon image of the Pacific portion of the earth's globe. In the upper left corner is a smiling Caucasian man in overalls labeled, "You & I" standing in front of a factory. In the foreground, across the ocean, is a caricature of a Japanese soldier (probably Hideki Tojo) running from an artillery shell, over a tropical landscape. Behind him flies a bird saying "D'ya remember Pearl Harbor, kid?!" In the distance is a battleship.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alexander.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Together.

Description: Seven servicemen of various ethnicities and nationalities (British colonies and Dominions) all stand at attention with rifles. The British flag waves in the background.
Date: unknown
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

Every rivet a bullet : speed the ships.

Description: Black & white etching of large ship on wooden platforms. There is a British flag on front of the ship. There is a crane to the right of the ship. The title is printed in red at the top of the poster and the subtitle is white in a black border at bottom.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lucas.
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

A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.

Description: A color drawing of large number of soldiers on motorcycles, traveling down a road in the countryside. There are large tommy guns attached to the motorcycles, aimed forward, and the gun in the foreground appears to be firing.
Date: unknown
Creator: Davies, Roland.
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

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