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American Junior Red Cross.

Description: A color illustration of a neatly dressed young man and woman. The young man holds a raised Red Cross flag in one hand; his other hand is raised and index finger extended. The young woman wears a yellow dress and carries a Red Cross box, a wooden board-game box, and a child's dress in her arms. A town is seen in the background.
Date: 1943
Creator: Humphrey, Walter Beach, 1892-1966.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Americans suffer when careless talk kills!

Description: Color illustration of an older man in overalls, with his arm around a weeping older woman in a simple dress and apron. The woman holds a "Western Union" telegram and wipes her tears with her apron skirt. On the wall behind them hangs a service flag with a blue star centered on a white background, with a red border. (A blue star signifies a family member who is alive and serving in the war.)
Date: 1943
Creator: Anderson, Harry Martin
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]
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text.
Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Description: The poster is a collage of several black and white images that surround a central image. The central image around which all of these vignettes are arranged depicts an heraldic shield that has five red stars on a black stripe. The image below this shield is of the Concord Minute Man statue.
Date: 1943
Creator: Longyear, William Levwyn, 1899-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.

Description: Black and white drawing. A caricatured Japanese soldier holding a smoking gun stands over a fallen man labeled "U.S. pilot". In the distance is a pagoda. At right is a large shadow of a man's head and and shoulders, which appears to be descending over the Japanese soldier. He wears a miner's helmet and the words "more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns" appear on his shadow.
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back 'em up with more metal.

Description: Color poster of at least seven soldiers in uniforms and helmets surrounding an anti-aircraft gun which is firing. Other guns can be seen firing in the background.
Date: 1942
Creator: Stoops, Herbert Morton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back the attack! : buy war bonds.

Description: Color poster of a battle scene. A soldier lies on the ground and holds his military rifle in a ready position. Several parachutes can be seen the sky above and descending around the soldier.
Date: 1943
Creator: Schreiber, Georges, 1904-1977.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Description: Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape.
Date: 1946
Creator: Englert.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.

Description: Color poster of two women in cadet nurse uniforms (probably two views of the same woman). The woman on the left wears a military-style uniform with blue jacket and cap. The woman on the right wears a white nurse's uniform with a nurse's cap. Both women are wearing cadet nurse shoulder patches and caduceus (medical symbol) pins.
Date: 1944
Creator: Whitcomb, Jon.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Description: The main part of the poster is a large black-and white photograph of the faces of a smiling teenage girl and boy. The lower part of the poster is a green-tinted photograph of young volunteers harvesting potatoes. A farmer on a mule- or horse-drawn farm machine can be seen in the background. The sky in the background is colored blue.
Date: 1943
Creator: National Victory Farm Volunteers (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department