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Unlock the door-- quick!

Description: Black and white cartoon of a soldier and a miner standing in front of a wooden door with an oversized padlock on it. The padlock represents a shortage of metal for military equipment which is locked behind the doors. The miner holds a large key labeled "More Ore". The soldier tells him that only he can unlock the doors.
Date: 1942
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Your ore packs a punch!

Description: Two miners listen to the radio. One miner rests his helmet on top of the radio. He rejoices as the radio announces a successful attack by U.S. tanks against the Nazi forces.
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A menace we must beat! "We need your metal to help fight the U-boat!"

Description: Black and white drawing. In the distance, a boat or ship is sinking, with smoke rising from it. In the foreground is a periscope rising from the water. A Nazi symbol can be seen under the surface of the water below it. Nearby, an apparently wounded man floats on a piece of debris on the water. At the upper right is a portrait of Admiral Nimitz and the quoted caption.
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A real partnership : He says, “Dear Dad--you’re getting the metal out. I’m dishing it out. We’re quite a team!”

Description: Black and white drawing of a man and woman sitting in chairs at home. The man holds a pipe and reads a letter, and the woman is knitting. A cat sits at her feet, gazing at the man. A miner's helmet hangs on the wall behind the man's chair. In the upper left is a drawing of a soldier in the field, writing a letter.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Make his nightmare come true!

Description: Charcoal caricature drawing of a sleeping Hideki Tojo, apparently having a nightmare. In his thoughts, an airplane, a missle, and a tank are coming toward him, and a miner stares down at him, saying, "Now we're gonna mine and smelt still more metal for tanks an' ships an' guns".
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save waste fats.

Description: 4 black, white, and gray cartoons. Each has a caption: Fat in frying pan: "Save waste fat and greases"; pouring waste fat through strainer: "Strain into clean can"; Can of fat in storage area: "keep in cool dark place"; woman handing can to butcher: "sell it to your meat dealer."
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board. Bureau of Industrial Conservation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!

Description: Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alexander.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

Description: A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.
Date: [1941-1942?]
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tomorrow may be too late!

Description: Black and white cartoon of Hideki Tojo and an American miner. Each has a caption in a bubble above his head. Tojo is trying to influence the miner to slack off on his work but the miner is not influenced.
Date: 1942
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rationing means a fair share for all of us.

Description: Cartoon scenes at a butcher shop with and without rationing. In the "without rationing" scene, an older woman leaves the butcher shop with many packages, while a second woman buys only one meat chop. In the "with rationing" scene, each woman leaves the shop with ration book in hand, smiling and carrying the same amount of meat.
Date: 1943
Creator: Roese, Herbert.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas.

Description: This poster features six individual cartoon panels illustrating the identification of various poisonous gases, including lewisite, mustard, tear, phosgene and clorpicrin. The text is printed in red and black. The cartoons are gray and black line drawings with selective fill of pink and red.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stamp 'em out! : beat your promise.

Description: Color poster shows a boot about to stomp on two snakes and a frog with caricatured faces. The pant leg is labeled "You and I". The snakes represent Adolf Hitler and Japan; the frog represents Benito Mussolini.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: Ryling?
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

This is the enemy.

Description: Stylized caricature of a scowling German soldier. There is a swastika on his cap. He wears a monocle in one eye; in the monocle is a reflection of a person hanging on a gallows.
Date: [c. 1943]
Creator: Koehler, Karl. & Ancona, Victor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hit 'em with Copper, Zinc, Lead

Description: Black and white cartoon of Uncle Sam and a miner. Miner: "Gosh, I would like to take a crack at those Japs!" Uncle Sam: "You're doin' it every day - with every ton of ore you mine to make tanks, planes and guns"
Date: 1942
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Wire to the Axis]

Description: A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department