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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

Arms for Russia-- a great convoy of British ships escorted by Soviet fighter planes sails into Murmansk Harbour with vital supplies for the Red Army.

Description: A view of the ocean and sky from the deck of a ship flying a British White Ensign (naval ensign) flag. There are other ships in the water and planes flying in the sky. Red Star emblems can be seen on some of the planes. One plane in the distance is crashing toward the ocean.
Date: unknown
Creator: Blake.
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 Atlantic charter.

Description: All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
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