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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

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

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

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

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

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

We're free to choose-- : this today, or this tomorrow.

Description: Black & white cartoon drawing with two frames. The top frame shows a radio announcer in the foreground and four miners in helmets in the background. The radio announcer mentions the importance and responsibility of miners to preserve liberty. The bottom frame shows Hitler holding a whip and threatening three weary miners who are forced to work long hours.
Date: 1943
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

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