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Help him ... help yourself ... : for victory, at least 10% of your pay every payday.

Description: Color poster features black and white photographs, with large arrows containing captions pointing to each photo. The captions explain the benefits of war bonds. One photograph is of a soldier in a combat uniform, holding a rifle. The other photograph is of a man in a work shirt, doing mechanical work.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Description: Portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth [later known as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother], Consort of King George VI of England. She wears six strands of pearls, a tiara, and an embroidered dress with three decorations attached to it. One decoration is the Family Order of King George VI, which features a portrait of the King. The decoration on her left breast is the Garter Star, which features St. George's cross.
Date: [c.1937]
Creator: Wilding, Dorothy, 1893-1976.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hit hard! Hit fast! Hit often! : produce for your Navy : victory begins at home!

Description: Image of Admiral W.F. Halsey holding binoculars and looking into the distance. He appears to be on a ship. He wears a leather jacket and a green garrison cap with a Navy pilot wing pin. In the lower right corner of the picture is a yellow box with text, "U.S. NAVY DISPATCH" etc.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em flying.

Description: Black and white poster describes the qualifications and pay for U.S. Army Air Corps positions. In a black & white photograph below the text, a large group of Flying Cadets in flight suits walks toward the viewer.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep punching-- in the battle of production : beat your promise!

Description: Black & white cartoon depicts two boxers in the midst of fighting. The boxer on the left is a stereotypical caricature of a Japanese man. He holds a sword labeled "Remember Pearl Harbor". The boxer on the right represents "You & I", according to a sign behind him. He is Caucasian with dark curly hair. His gloves are labeled, "All-Out Production" and "No Waste" and he punches the Japanese fighter.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alexander.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep your Red Cross at his side : give!

Description: Image of a soldier in a helmet. Green foliage is seen in the background. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the lower right area of the poster.
Date: [c. 1945]
Creator: Whitman.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knowledge wins : public library books are free.

Description: A soldier climbs rocks to find stacked books that lead to a shining city in the distance. A rifle and military gear lie on the rocks near his feet. The titles on the spines of the books include: "Farming", "Drafting", "Citizenship", "Building", "Machine Shop Work", "Business", "Seamanship", "Engineering", "Law", "Foreign Trade", "Shipbuilding". The city skyline features tall buildings and smokestacks.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Dan, 1865-1934.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Et maintenant tressons des couronnes pour ceux que nous attendons et aussi pour ceux qui ne reviendront plus.

Description: Drawing of two women, one dressed in the traditional shawl and bonnet of the Lorraine region of France, and the other dressed in Alsatian traditional dress and black headdress ("coiffe alsacienne"). They are holding red flowers and flower rings. A cathedral can be seen in the distant background. (Alsace-Lorraine was a part of France ceded to the German Empire in 1871. It was reverted to France at the end of the First World War.)
Date: unknown
Creator: Abel-Truchet, Louis, 1857-1918.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Make your own declaration of war : buy war bonds.

Description: Poster in black & white and red tones. A soldier stands next to a facsimile of a declaration of war against Japan. He holds his rifle with bayonet with one hand and points at the viewer with the other. The declaration of war is signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sam Rayburn, and H.A. Wallace.
Date: unknown
Creator: Victory Display Committee.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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

Metal for victory! : keep it coming.

Description: A series of five black & white photographs and captions depicting of war activities involving metal. Poster has red border.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal makes might! : keep it coming!

Description: Navy and white poster has blue background with text at the top. There are six blue and white pictures in two rows of three depicting metal in use. Each picture has a caption at the bottom and a white border.
Date: unknown
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

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

New York City Hostess Houses.

Description: All lettered poster, red & blue on white paper. The YWCA logo appears at upper left and right. The poster gives three addresses and phone numbers for YWCA Hostess Houses in New York City and Brooklyn.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young Women's Christian Association.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Now_for college men_a new officer's training plan : new deferred service plan allows you to continue your education.

Description: Black & white poster, mostly text. At the top is a photograph of a U.S. Army airplane flying amongst snow-covered mountains. Several paragraphs of text describe enlistment options and benefits of enlistment. In the lower left corner is a photograph of three aviators wearing bomber jackets and examining a large map or chart.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department