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1778-1783. America owes France the most unalterable gratitude : 1917- -- . French Comrade your children shall be as our children.

Description: Black and white drawing of a soldier saluting the grave of another soldier. A weeping boy and a girl kneeling in prayer are at his sides. In the sky to the upper right there is a faint drawing of a row of soldiers standing guard and a commander on horseback.
Date: 1918
Creator: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947.
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3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale : souscrivez : pour la France qui combat! Pour celle qui chaque jour grandit.

Description: A bearded man in a blue coat and helmet holds a young child in his arms. In front of him, a mother is seated and breastfeeding an infant. The man and child are illustrated in color, while the image of the mother and infant is a black pencil drawing.
Date: 1917
Creator: Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste, 1871-1954.
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The City of Paris

Description: Bright colors and flat planes of color create a swirling motion with a depiction of the Eiffel Tower and three nude figures.
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Date: 1912/1913
Creator: Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941
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Movies

Description: People outside a movie theater in the evening are depicted in this oil painting on canvas.
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Date: 1913
Creator: Sloan, John, 1871-1951
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Sure! We'll finish the job : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: A smiling man wearing a hat and overalls stands. He wears an indigo shirt, sleeves rolled up and showing the cuff of a red undershirt. On his overalls are pinned four buttons depicting patriotic symbols of the United States.
Date: 1918
Creator: Beneker, Gerrit A. (Gerrit Albertus), 1882-1934.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food will win the war : you came here seeking freedom, you must now help to preserve it : wheat is needed for the Allies, waste nothing.

Description: Color poster of people standing on a boat or shoreline near the sea. They appear to be European immigrants. In the foreground, a man appears to be pleading with a woman holding a basket of food. In the background can be seen part of a large ship, the Statue of Liberty, and a rainbow stretching across the New York skyline. A man waves his cap in that direction.
Date: 1918
Creator: Chambers, Charles Edward, ca. 1883-1941.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comptoir National D'escompte de Paris : Emprunt National 1918 : pour hâter la Victoire, et pour nous revoir bientôt, souscrivez!

Description: Color poster of two women smiling. The woman on the left is wearing a large black Alsatian headdress ("coiffe alsacienne"). She is raising one arm in the air as if to salute and has her other arm around the shoulder of the other woman. The woman on the right is holding flowers. She wears a white bonnet and a shawl, typical of the region of Lorraine. Both women wear blue-white-and-red rosettes on their headwear. A bird flies at the lower left side of the picture. (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: 1918
Creator: Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste, 1871-1954.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An die deutschen frauen!

Description: Instructions to the women of Germany, urging them to provide assistance and support in the war effort. Text is in a medieval-style font.
Date: August 6, 1914
Creator: Auguste Viktoria, Empress, consort of William II, German Emperor, 1858-1921.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Byrd to Irene - February 22, 1912]

Description: Letter from Byrd to a friend named Irene, in which Byrd suggests remedies for Irene's recent sickness and appears to be responding to Irene's recent letters regarding friends in El Paso, going to see shows, and working to earn money for a trousseau.
Date: February 22, 1912
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[World War One Small Box Gas Mask]

Description: World War One-era "small box respirator" gas mask, consisting of a canvas or cloth face piece, with inset glass or resin eye lenses, and straps that wrap around the back of the head. The front of the mask has a valve located behind a cloth-covered tube that goes over the mouth and attaches to a small yellow metal box containing activated charcoal (made of peach pits or the pits from other stone fruits). The wearer would have breathed only through the mouth, inhaling air scrubbed clean by the charcoal in the box, and had their nose squeezed shut by a clip inside the mask.
Date: [1914..1918]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Su gli argini del Piave, dove maestosa si erge la Storica e millenario Venezia, l'orgoglio Unno trova certo tomba per l'eroismo delle legioni alleati : On this side of the Piave, where the beautiful and ancient City of Venice stands, the haughty Huns will surely meet death from the hands of the Heroic and Allied Legions.

Description: Color poster depicts a battle scene with the British, American, French and Italian forces on one side of the river and the enemy on the other side. In the background there is a view of the buildings of Venice. A female figure wearing a crown and draped in a red skirt hovers over the scene holding an Italian flag and a sword. A large yellow star shines behind her and over the city. At her feet are the words, "Da qui non si passa" ("They shall not pass"). At the upper left hand corner are small portraits of "Generale Diaz" (Armando Vittorio Diaz of Italy), "Presidente Poincare" [sic] (Raymond Poincaré, President of France), "Vict. Emm. III." (Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy), "Re Giorgio" (King George V of England), and "Pres. W. Wilson" (Woodrow Wilson, President of U.S.A.). Beneath Wilson's portrait flies a bird bearing a banner, "Per la libertà dei popoli" ("For freedom of the peoples").
Date: 1918
Creator: Petronzio, G.
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The Poisoned Well

Description: A woman dressed in a transparent white dress leans on a well.
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Date: 1914
Creator: Malczewski, Jacek
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The Cattle Dealer

Description: Painting depicting a cattle dealer.
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Date: 1912
Creator: Marc Chagall
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Improvisation 35

Description: Painting entitled Improvisation 35.
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Date: 1914
Creator: Wassily Kandinsky
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