Guide to the World War Poster collection

Finding aid prepared by Carolyn Keim, 2012
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont University Consortium
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont, CA, 91711
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Email: spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: World War posters
Dates: 1914-1945
Collection number: H.Mss.0966
Extent: 330 posters
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
Abstract: This collection consists of propaganda posters from both World War I and World War II from the perspective of the Allied powers. While the majority of the posters in this collection are products of the United States government, this collection includes some posters from other countries, Britain and France, and from nongovernmental organizations such as the American Library Association, the Red Cross, the YMCA/YWCA, and private businesses.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English and French.

Administrative Information

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], World War Posters (Collection H.mss.0966). Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Accruals

No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Posters were sleeved in archival polyester and arranged by topic and size in archival folders. Each poster was assigned a unique identification number (wwp#####) and has a detailed item record with relevant name and subject headings. Arranged and processed by Carolyn Keim, 2012.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of propaganda posters from both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945). There are 144 posters from World War I and 186 posters from World War II. All of the posters represent perspectives from governments and organizations in Allied countries. While the majority of the posters in this collection are the products of the United States government, this collection includes some posters from Britain and France and from nongovernmental organizations like the American Library Association, the Red Cross, and private businesses. There are 330 posters in total, ranging in size from a 7 x 10 inch flyer to a 10-foot long banner. Most of the posters are 20-28 x 28-40 inches. The overall condition of the collection is good. When individual posters are in fragile condition, this has been indicated in a note

Series Arrangement

This collection of posters is arranged in two series: World War I and World War II. Each series is further subdivided into broad subject categories.
Series 1: World War I
Subseries 1.1: British war posters
Subseries 1.2: French war posters
Subseries 1.3: Food production and supply
Subseries 1.4: Manpower and employment
Subseries 1.5: Miscellaneous
Subseries 1.6: Recruitment
Subseries 1.7: Relief work
Subseries 1.8: War bonds and savings stamps
Series 2: World War II
Subseries 2.1: Allies
Subseries 2.2: Economic stabilization
Subseries 2.3: Food production and supply
Subseries 2.4: Health and medicine
Subseries 2.5: Manpower and employment
Subseries 2.6: Miscellaneous
Subseries 2.7: Patriotism and morale
Subseries 2.8: Resource conservation
Subseries 2.9: Security
Subseries 2.10: War production

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subject Headings

World War, 1914-1918-Propaganda
World War, 1914-1918-Sources
World War, 1939-1945-Propaganda
World War, 1939-1945-Sources

Genre and Form of Materials

War posters
War posters, American


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:   World War I

 

Subseries 1.1:   British war posters

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters produced in or by the United Kingdom. Subjects include recruitment for the British Red Cross, recruitment for the armed forces, and propaganda against Germany.
Folder 1

The German poison belt: Colour-effects of the enemy’s diabolical asphyxiating gases near Ypres

Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 in.
Creator: Illustrated London news

Note

Poster showing a poison gas cloud overtaking Zouave and Turkish light infantry regiments. Text continues: "The on-rolling cloud of gas: the suffocating fumes forcing Zouaves and Turcos to retire from the trenches, near Langemarck, from which the enemy had failed to dislodge them by recognized methods of war". Lengthy text continues to describe attack. Poster art created by John De G. Bryan from the sketches by, and under the direct supervision of, an officer present at the action. Published as a supplement to the Illustrated London News. Reference Number: wwp00001

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Communication-World War, 1914-1918
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous-War use
Infantry
Propaganda, Anti-German
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
Soldiers-Turkish-1910-1920
War posters-British-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Belgium
Zouaves-French-1910-1920
Folder 2

The call, 1917

Dimensions: 21 x 27 in.
Creator: Illustrated London news
Creator: Kirchner, Raphael

Note

Poster showing a young Red Cross nurse thinking of Florence Nightingale. With the text: " 'The Call' from the painting by Raphaël Kirchner. Original in possession of the Bruton Galleries, Ltd. 9. Bruton Street, Bond Street, W. 1.". Published by the Illustrated London News [Christmas Number], 1917. Reference Number: wwp00002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

British Red Cross Society
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910
Nurses-1910-1920
War posters-British-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Women-Great Britain
Folder 3

Subject nationalities of the German alliance

Dimensions: 39.75 x 29.75 in.
Physical Description: Poster has remains of tape used to hang it.
Creator: Edward Stanford Ltd

Note

Poster showing a map of the populations and nationalities of the Central Powers in World War I. Below the title is a quotation from the Allies' peace terms as stated in their reply to President Wilson’s note of December 19th, 1916: "The civilised world knows that the aims of the Allies include…the reorganisation of Europe, guaranteed by a stable settlement, based alike upon the principle of nationalities and on the right which all peoples, whether small or great, have to the enjoyment of full security and free economic development." Map created by Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London. Printed London: Dangerfield Printing Co., [n.d.]. Reference Number: wwp00003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Propaganda, Anti-German
War posters-British-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Maps
World War, 1914-1918-War aims-Germany
Folder 3

What Germany wants: Her claims as set forth by leaders of German thought, 1916

Dimensions: 44 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Edward Stanford Ltd

Note

Poster showing a world map illustrating Germany's aims of controlling 36 parts of the world. Parts are colored in red, numbered, and indexed according to a table of quotations describing Germany's war aims. Map created by Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London. Printed: London: Roberts & Leete Ltd. Litho., [1916?]. No. 14. Reference Number: wwp00004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Propaganda, Anti-German
War posters-British-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Maps
World War, 1914-1918-War aims-Germany
Folder 3

Britishers, enlist to-day

Dimensions: 26.5 x 41 in.
Creator: Lipscombe, Guy

Note

Poster showing the British flag. Poster art by Guy Lipscombe. Reference Number: wwp00005

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-1910-1920
Flags-British-1910-1920
War posters-British-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Recruiting & enlistment-Great Britain
Folder 4

Britishers, you're needed: Come across now, 1917

Extent: 5 posters
Dimensions: 27.75 x 41 in.
Creator: British and Canadian Recruiting Mission.
Creator: Myers, Lloyd

Note

Poster showing two men on a globe shaking hands across the Atlantic; a man in a suit reaches across from the United States to a soldier standing on Great Britain and France. Poster art by Lloyd Myers. Poster signed: British and Canadian Recruiting Mission; Albert Frank & Co. N.Y. agents. Reference Numbers: wwp00006_0001, wwp00006_0002, wwp00006_0003, wwp00006_0004, wwp00006_0005

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Military personnel-British-1910-1920
Rifles-1910-1920
Shaking hands-1910-1920
War posters-British-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Recruiting & enlistment-Canada
World War, 1914-1918-Recruiting & enlistment-Great Britain
 

Subseries 1.2:   French war posters

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters produced in or by France. Subjects include war bonds, sacrifice, battlefields, and victory parades.
Folder 1

L'emprunt de la libération, 1918

Language of Material: French
Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 23.75 x 16 in.
Creator: Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945
Creator: L'Illustration

Note

Poster showing allied flags forcing Kaiser Wilhelm II to kneel down. Text: "Reproduction en lac-similé de la composition originale dessinée au fusain et au pastel par Abel Faivre, pour l’affiche du 4me Emprunt national (Octobre 1918)." Published as a supplement to L'Illustration. Library has colored and black and white copies. Reference Numbers: wwp00007_001, wwp00007_002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Powers (1919- )
William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941
Flags-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-France-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-France
World War, 1914-1918-France-Art and the war
Folder 5

Décorations de guerre de l’empire britannique, 1917

Language of Material: French
Dimensions: 11.5 x 15.75 in.
Creator: L'Illustration

Note

Poster showing ten different military decorations from Great Britain. Text on the poster labels the decorations as: Ordre de Saint-Michel et Saint-George, Distinguished Service Cross, Military Cross, Ordre du Bain, Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order, Military Medal, Distinguished Conduct in the Field Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. Printed as a part of L’Illustration. Reference Number: wwp00008

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Military decorations-Great Britain-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
Folder 5

Derrière le mur on peut pleurer

Language of Material: French
Dimensions: 12 x 18.5 in.
Creator: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947

Note

Poster showing a full-length depiction of a French soldier, holding a rifle and standing in a city street beside a wall. The soldier is watching two crying women in front of the wall. Further French soldiers are present in the background, behind the wall. Signed: Lucien Jonas, 1915. Published in Les Annales. Reference Number: wwp00009

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Grief-1910-1920
Military personnel-French-1910-1920
Rifles-French-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-France
World War, 1914-1918-France-Art and the war
World War, 1914-1918-Women-France
Folder 5

Merci, 1919

Language of Material: French
Dimensions: 11.75 x 17.75 in.
Creator: L'Illustration
Creator: Sabattier, Louis Rémy

Note

Poster showing a female allegory of France, wearing a Phrygian cap and kissing a soldier on the cheek. Poster art by L. Sabattier. Printed: [Paris: L'Illustration, 1919]. The title given on other instances of this poster is "Merci!" Reference Number: wwp00010

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allegories-1910-1920
Kissing-1910-1920
Military personnel-French-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-France-Art and the war
Folder 6

Souscrivez tous au 3e emprunt de la défense nationale vous aiderez nos héroïques soldats: à rendre Strasbourg à la France, 1917

Language of Material: French
Dimensions: 15.75 x 23.75 in.
Creator: Hansi, 1873-1951
Creator: L'Illustration

Note

Poster showing the French army entering the city of Strasbourg with children running before the soldiers waving flags. Poster is advertising the 3rd National Defense Loan, "to return Strasbourg to France". Signed: Hansi, 1917 [pseudonym for Jean-Jacques Waltz]. Text continues: “Supplement à L'Illustration. Reproduction de l'affiche de Hansi pour le 3me Emprunt de la Défense nationale (Novembre 1917)." Reference Number: wwp00011

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
Flags-French-1910-1920
Military personnel-French-1910-1920
Strasbourg (France)-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-France-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-France
World War, 1914-1918-France-Art and the war
Folder 6

War drawings by François Flameng, 1916

Language of Material: French
Dimensions: 23 x 15.75 in.
Creator: Flameng, François, 1856-1923
Creator: L'Illustration

Note

Four paintings by François Flameng showing various aspects of the war in France. Drawings are: 1) "Écossais revenant du combat (Juillet 1916)", showing British soldiers marching and carrying supplies, 2) "L’Église d’Albert", showing two boys carrying supplies near a bombed church, 3) "Le cimetière de Fricourt" showing the destruction of a cemetery, and 4) "Campement de la Brigade de Cavalerie canadienne du général S…" showing a group of soldiers in a camp. Illustrations are all signed François Flameng and dated 1916. From Croquis de Guerre par François Flameng, an edition of the magazine L'Illustration, [1916?]. Reference Number: wwp00012

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cavalry-Canadian-1910-1920
Military personnel-British-1910-1920
Soldiers-1910-1920
War damage-France-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-France-Art and the war
Folder 6

Le défilé de la victoire: 14 Juillet 1919

Language of Material: French
Dimensions: 25.25 x 20.5 in.

Note

Poster showing a photograph of a victory parade at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on Bastille Day, July 14, 1919. Photograph is signed "Manuel". Reference Number: wwp00013

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arc de Triomphe (Paris, France)
Bastille Day
Parades & processions-1910-1920
Soldiers-1910-1920
War posters-French-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-France
World War, 1914-1918-France-Paris
 

Subseries 1.3:   Food production and supply

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters urging Americans to grow food, conserve food, eat less of certain foods (especially wheat), and send food overseas for both armed forces and civilians.
Folder 7

Little Americans, do your bit: Eat corn meal mush, oatmeal, cornflakes, hominy, and rice with milk: Eat no wheat cereals, leave nothing on your plate

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 14 x 22 in.
Creator: Parker, Cushman, b. 1881
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing a young boy saluting a bowl of cereal. Poster art by Cushman Parker for the United States Food Administration. Poster labeled "OA". Reference Numbers: wwp00014_0001, wwp00014_0002, wwp00014_0003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Boys-1910-1920
Cereal products-1910-1920
Children-1910-1920
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Saluting-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 8

Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats: Victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness: Eat less wheat

Dimensions: 14 x 21.5 in.
Creator: Steele
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing a dark figure [the Kaiser?] and a U-boat, with a burning vessel sinking in the distance. Poster art by Steele for the United States Food Administration. Poster also signed "OC". Reference Number: wwp00015

Subjects and Indexing Terms

William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941
Naval warfare-1910-1920
Propaganda, Anti-German
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 8

Our flags: Beat Germany, support every flag that opposes Prussianism: Eat less of the food fighters need, deny yourself something, waste nothing , 1918

Dimensions: 14 x 21.5 in.
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, b. 1886
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing the American and other Allied flags. Poster art by Adolph Treidler for the United States Food Administration. Printed: New York: Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co, [1918]. Poster also signed "OB." Reference Number: wwp00016

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Powers (1919- )
Flags-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 2

The world cry, food: Keep the home garden going, 1918

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: McKee, William
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing three men carrying food. Text: "The spirit of '18, The world cry, food, Keep the home garden going". Poster designed by William McKee for the United States Food Administration. Printed Boston: Forbes, [1918]. No. 24. Reference Numbers: wwp00017_0001, wwp00017_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Victory gardens-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 9

Can vegetables, fruit, and the Kaiser too: Write for free book to National War Garden Commission, Washington, D.C., 1918

Dimensions: 22 x 33 in.
Creator: National War Garden Commission
Creator: Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937
Creator: Verrees, J. Paul, b. 1889

Note

Poster showing a caricature of the Kaiser in a canned food jar draped with a sword, topped with a helmet, and labeled "Kaiser Brand Unsweetened". Other canning jars are depicted with the labels "peas" and "tomatoes". With the text: "What are you doing? The Kaiser is canned-- can food. Can vegetables, fruit, and the Kaiser too. Write for free book to National War Garden Commission, Washington, D.C. , Charles Lathrop Pack, President, P.S. Ridsdale, Secretary”. Poster designed by J. Paul Verrees. Printed Philadelphia: Gatchel & Manning, Engravers, c. National War Garden Commission, 1918. Reference Number: wwp00018

Subjects and Indexing Terms

William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941
Canning & preserving
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 9

Save the products of the land: Eat more fish, they feed themselves, 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing underwater view of fish swimming among seaweed. Poster designed by Charles Livingston Bull for the United States Food Administration. Printed New York: Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co., [1917]. No. 13. Reference Numbers: wwp00019_0001, wwp00019_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fish-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 9

Food will win the war: You came here seeking freedom, now you must help to preserve it: Wheat is needed for the allies, waste nothing , 1917

Dimensions: 19.75 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Chambers, Charles Edward, ca. 1883-1941
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing immigrants arriving in New York harbor, with Statue of Liberty beneath a rainbow. Poster art by C.E. Chambers. Printed: New York: Rusling Wood, Litho., [1917]. No. 18. Reference Number: wwp00020

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Immigrants-1910-1920
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Rainbows-1910-1920
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 10

War rages in France: We must feed them, 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Townsend, Harry Everett
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing refugees in a ruined street. Text continues: "They cannot fight & raise food at the same time. Denying ourselves only a little means Life to them." Poster art signed: Townsend. Printer unknown, [1917]. No. 19. Reference Numbers: wwp00021_0001, wwp00021_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Refugees-France-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 10

Hunger: For three years America has fought starvation in Belgium. Will you eat less wheat, meat, fats and sugar that we may still send food in ship loads? , 1918

Dimensions: 21 x 28.75 in.
Creator: Raleigh, Henry, 1880-1945
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing starving women and children. Poster art signed: Raleigh. Printer unknown, [1918]. No. 12. Reference Number: wwp00022

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
Mothers-United States
Starvation-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Belgium
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 10

Feed a fighter: Eat only what you need, waste nothing, that he and his family may have enough, 1918

Dimensions: 21 x 29 in.
Creator: Morgan, Wallace
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing a soldier in a trench, holding a cup. Poster art signed: W. Morgan. Printed: Cincinnati; New York: The Strobridge Litho. Co., [1918]. No. 15. Reference Number: wwp00023

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soldiers-American-1910-1920
Trenches-1910-1920
War relief-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 11

This is what God gives us: What are you giving so that others may live? Eat less wheat, meat, fats, sugar: Send more to Europe or they will starve , 1917

Dimensions: 21 x 28.75 in.
Creator: Hendee, A.
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing a bounty of fall fruits and vegetables. Poster art signed: A. Hendee. Printer unknown, [1917]. No. 17. Reference Number: wwp00024

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Farm produce-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
World War, 1914-1918-Religious aspects
Folder 11

Food and the War! American wheat to win!

Dimensions: 20 x 29.5 in.
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing lengthy text explaining the need to conserve and supply food to Europe, especially wheat. Gives directions for use of wheat in homes, bakeries, and restaurants. Printed: The Carey Printing Company, [n.d.]. No. 22. Reference Number: wwp00025

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eating & drinking-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
Folder 11

Will you have a part in victory?, 1918

Dimensions: 22 x 32.75 in.
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960
Creator: National War Garden Commission

Note

Poster showing Liberty sowing seeds. Text continues: "Write to the National War Garden Commission, Washington, D.C. for free books on gardening, canning, & drying. 'Every garden a munition plant', Charles Lathrop Pack, President". Poster art signed: James Montgomery Flagg. Printer unknown, c1918. Reference Number: wwp00026

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Columbia (Symbolic character)-1910-1920
Victory sign-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 11

Keep it coming: Waste nothing, 1917

Dimensions: 21 x 29 in.
Creator: Illian, George, 1894-1932
Creator: United States Food Administration

Note

Poster showing a convoy of Army trucks labeled "food" in a snowy landscape. With the quote: "We must not only feed our soldiers at the front but the millions of women & children behind our lines" Gen. John J. Pershing. Poster art signed: Illian. Printed: New York: The W.F. Powers Co. Litho., [1917] for the United States Food Administration. No. 14. Reference Number: wwp00027

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pershing, John J., (John Joseph), 1860-1948
Convoys-1910-1920
Trucks-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
Folder 12

Will you help the women of France? Save wheat

Physical Description: Poster is in fragile state and has multiple tears.
Dimensions: 56 x 36.5 in.
Creator: Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925
Creator: United States Food Administration
Creator: United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Pictorial Publicity

Note

Poster showing three women pulling a cultivating machine. Poster art by Edward Penfield. Designed for the U.S. Food Administration by the Division of Pictorial Publicity. Printed: New York: W.F. Powers Co. Litho, [1918]. No. 23. Reference Number: wwp00028

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Farming-France-1910-1920
Women-Employment-France-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects
World War, 1914-1918-France
World War, 1914-1918-Women-France
Folder 12

They are giving all: Will you send them wheat?, 1918

Dimensions: 56 x 36 in.
Creator: Dunn, Harvey, 1884-1952
Creator: United States Food Administration
Creator: United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Pictorial Publicity

Note

Poster showing soldiers with bayonets charging over a hill. Poster art by Harvey Dunn, 1918. Designed for the U.S. Food Administration by the Division of Pictorial Publicity. Printed: New York: W.F. Powers Co. Litho., 1918. No. 25. Reference Number: wwp00029

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bayonets-1910-1920
Campaigns & battles-1910-1920
Soldiers-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Food supply
 

Subseries 1.4:   Manpower and employment

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters on vocational training for veterans and war production work, and posters encouraging businesses to hire veterans.
Folder 13

"Put fighting blood in your business: Here's his record! Does he get a job?"

Dimensions: 28 x 19 in.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: Smith, Dan, 1865-1934
Creator: United States Employment Service
Creator: United States. Dept. of Labor
Creator: United States. War Dept

Note

Poster showing U.S. Marines engaged in battle in France; also shows a badge listing battles in which the Marines fought. Poster is promoting veterans for employment. With the text: "'Put fighting blood in your business. Here’s his record! Does he get a job?' – Arthur Wood, Assistant to the Secretary of War. List your employment needs with the U.S. Employment Service. American Red Cross co-operating with the Department of War [and the] Department of Labor". Poster art by Dan Smith. Designed and printed: Baltimore; New York: Thomsen-Ellis Company, [between 1917 and 1920]. Reference Number: wwp00030

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1910-1920
United States. Marine Corps
Veterans-Employment-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Veterans-United States
Folder 13

He can win! The Federal Board provides training, consult the local Red Cross Home Service section

Dimensions: 18.5 x 27 in.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: Smith, Dan, 1865-1934

Note

Poster showing a soldier in uniform (Library of Congress describes him as "injured"), sitting at a desk holding a pipe in one hand and a pencil in his other hand. On the desk are drafting tools, an ink pot, and a paper with mechanical drawings. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the top right corner of the picture. Poster art by Dan Smith. Designed and printed: Baltimore; New York : Thomsen-Ellis Co., [1919?]. Reference Number: wwp00031

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Employment-United States-1910-1920
Mechanical drawings-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
Veterans-Employment-1910-1920
Vocational education-1900-1910
World War, 1914-1918-Veterans-United States
Folder 13

Jobs for fighters: If you need a job, if you need a man, inform the official central agency, 1917

Dimensions: 14.75 x 24.75 in.
Creator: Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962
Creator: United States Employment Service

Note

Poster showing a soldier holding his "Honorable Discharge," crossing a welcome mat to pass through door of "Bureau for Returning Soldiers and Sailors”. Text continues: "this service is free". Poster signed: Gordon Grant, Capt. U.S.A. Printed: Baltimore; New York: Thomsen-Ellis Co., [1917], for the United States Department of Labor, United States Employment Service. Reference Number: wwp00032

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doors & doorways-1910-1920
Veterans-Employment-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Veterans-United States
Folder 14-15

If you can use tools you are needed for patriotic service, at good wages, to build ships

Extent: 9 posters
Dimensions: 19.25 x 24 in.
Creator: United States. Dept. of Labor

Note

Poster text in black and red. Text continues with a list of the trades needed in shipbuilding. No. 14-1379. 9 copies: Reference numbers: wwp00033_0001-- wwp00033_0009

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Boat & ship industry-1910-1920
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
 

Subseries 1.5:   Miscellaneous

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries has miscellaneous posters of war poetry, propaganda against Germany, and speeches by President Wilson on the justification for war and the contested territory of Alsace-Lorraine.
Folder 16

Columbia calls, 1916

Dimensions: 14 x 20 in.
Creator: Aderente, Vincent, ca. 1880-1941
Creator: Halsted, Frances Adams

Note

Poster showing Columbia holding a flag and a sword while standing on top of a globe, with the text of a poem by Halsted "Columbia Calls." Poster art by V. Aderente and designed by Frances Adams Halsted. Printed: New York: Quadri-Color Co, c. 1916. Reference Number: wwp00034

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Columbia (Symbolic character)-1910-1920
Flags-American-1910-1920
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Folder 16

President Wilson's historic message, 1917

Dimensions: 14 x 20 in.
Creator: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Note

Poster showing a transcript of Woodrow Wilson's Address to Congress on Monday, April 2nd, 1917. Above the text is a portrait of Woodrow Wilson surrounded by flags and topped by an eagle. Poster is copyrighted by Chas. G. Taylor, 1917. Poster is also signed by Taylor's Printery, Los Angeles; A.E. Mitchell; and Warren T. Potter, Publisher and Bookseller, 739 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif. This instance of the poster contains graffiti: "Robert Bernard is a slacker". Reference Number: wwp00035

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Communication-World War, 1914-1918
Eagles
Flags-American-1910-1920
Folder 16

Why Germany wants peace, 1918

Dimensions: 20.5 x 30.5 in.
Creator: C.S. Hammond & Company
Creator: United States. Committee on Public Information

Note

Poster showing a map of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East and highlighting areas occupied by Germany and the Central Powers. "The Pan-German Plan" is shown in red. With the text: "Every American ought to know why we entered this war. Every American ought to know why this conflict must continue until our aims are achieved. The publications listed below will give you this information". Below the map is a list of the publications of the Committee on Public Information, in four series: I. Red, White, and Blue Series-- II. War Information Series-- III. Loyalty Leaflets-- IV. Official Bulletins. Map illustration by C.S. Hammond & Co., N.Y. Printed Washington, DC: Publications of the Committee on Public Information, 1918. Reference Number: wwp00036

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Books-1910-1920
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
United States-Politics and government-1913-1921
World War, 1914-1918-Maps
World War, 1914-1918-War aims-Germany
Folder 17

Alsace-Lorraine: President Wilson's address to Congress, January 8, 1918: The wrong done to France by Prussia in 1871 in the matter of Alsace-Lorraine, which has unsettled the peace of the world for nearly fifty years, should be righted in order that peace may once more be made secure in the interest of all

Dimensions: 34 x 49 in.
Creator: Henner, Jean-Jacques, 1829-1905

Note

Poster showing a reproduction of a painting with personification of Alsace as a young Alsatian woman in mourning. Poster art by J.J. Henner. Poster contains excerpts of speeches about Alsace-Lorraine by President Wilson and the representatives of Alsace-Lorraine and lists representatives of Alsace-Lorraine. Printed: New York: Alco-Gravure, [n.d]. Reference Number: wwp00037

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Alsace (France)-History
Lorraine (France)-History
Women-France-Alsace
World War, 1914-1918-Women-France
 

Subseries 1.6:   Recruitment

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries consists of recruitment posters for the armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and some reserve forces.
Folder 18

What the Navy is doing: Heroes of the Deep

Dimensions: 17 x 14 in.
Creator: Nightingale, W.A.
Creator: United States. Navy

Note

Poster showing a photograph of Navy enlisted men standing by a damaged ship. Text continues with a story of this crew’s fight with a U-boat and ends with "Enlist in the Navy". Photography by W.A. Nightingale, U.S.N.. Printed: New York: Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau, [n.d.]. Reference Number: wwp00038

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sailors-1910-1920
Submarines (Ships)-Germany
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
World War, 1914-1918-Naval operations-American
Folder 18

Follow the flag for freedom: Your choice, Naval Reserve, Coast Guard, or Navy

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 14 x 20 in.
Creator: Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974
Creator: United States. Navy

Note

Poster showing Columbia leading a sailor and a warship, with flags flying in the background. Text: "The Navy strikes now". Poster art by James Daugherty. Printed: New York: Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau, [n.d.]. This instance of the poster is stamped: "Recr. St-. May 27 to June 1S- at City Hall Pomona". Reference Numbers: wwp00039_0001, wwp00039_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Coast Guard
United States. Naval Reserve
United States. Navy
Columbia (Symbolic character)-1910-1920
Flags-American-1910-1920
Sailors-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 19

Do your duty! Full information at 50 East 42nd Street, Mayor's Recruiting Committee, 1917

Dimensions: 14 x 22 in.

Note

Poster showing Laurette Taylor hanging a recruiting poster of a soldier with text, "Enlist to-day. He's happy and satisfied, are you?" Caption: Laurette Taylor in "Out There," her new play by J. Hartley Manners. Globe Theatre - now. Printed: [1917]. Reference Number: wwp00040

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Manners, J. Hartley
Taylor, Laurette, 1884-1946
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 19

The United States Army wants men under 35 years of age: Steady employment for four years and upwards, retirement after 30 years with liberal retired pay for life: For particulars, apply to Army Recruiting Offices

Dimensions: 21 x 11 in.
Creator: United States. Army

Note

Poster showing two soldiers, one standing and holding a rifle and the other on a horse and blowing a bugle. Reference Number: wwp00041

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bugles
Cavalry- United States
Rifles-American
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 19

US Navy: See the world, save your money, serve the nation: Information gladly given at U.S. Navy recruiting stations

Dimensions: 21 x 11 in.
Creator: United States. Navy

Note

Poster showing a sailor calling out and pointing to the poster's text, with ships in the background. The "S" of "US" forms the beginning letter of the three phrases: see the world, save your money, and serve the nation. Reference Number: wwp00042

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Sailors-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 20

Uphold our honor: Join Army, Navy, Marines

Dimensions: 21 x 11 in.

Note

Poster showing an American flag. Reference Number: wwp00043

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Navy
Flags-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 20

Join Army, Navy, Marines

Dimensions: 14 x 22 in.

Note

Poster showing a large American flag. Printed: New York: The Hegeman Print, [1917?]. Reference Number: wwp00044

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Navy
Flags-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 20

Join Army, Navy, Marines

Dimensions: 18 x 24 in.

Note

Poster showing a large American flag. Reference Number: wwp00045

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Navy
Flags-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 12

Join the air service and serve in France: Do it now, 1917

Dimensions: 25 x 36.5 in.
Creator: Verrees, J. Paul, b. 1889

Note

Poster showing two soldiers, one using binoculars, with an American airplane above. Poster art by J. Paul Verrees, 1917. Printed: Philadelphia: Ketterlinus, [1917]. Reference Number: wwp00046

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army. Air Service
Airplanes-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 21

All together! Enlist in the Navy, 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 43 x 31 in.
Creator: Reuterdahl, Henry, 1871-1925

Note

Poster showing an American sailor among sailors from various countries: Italy, Russia, United Kingdom, France, and Japan. Poster art by H. Reuterdahl, U.S.N.R.F. Printed: New York: American Lithographic Co, [1917]. This instance is stamped: "U.S. Navy Recruiting Station at 318 Union Oil Building, 7th and Spring". Reference Numbers: wwp00047_0001, wwp00047_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy
Military uniforms-1910-1920
Race relations-United States-1910-1920
Sailors-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 21

Over there: U.S. Navy, 1917

Dimensions: 40 x 58.75
Creator: Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946

Note

Poster showing a sailor being sent to battle by a symbolic female figure with a sword, possibly Columbia. Poster art by Albert Sterner, 1917. Printed: New York: American Lithographic Co., [1917]. Reference Number: wwp00048

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy
Columbia (Symbolic character)-1910-1920
Sailors-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 22

Help your country stop this: Enlist in the Navy, 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 79 x 62 in.
Physical Description: Poster is in a fragile state.
Creator: Brangwyn, Frank, 1867-1956

Note

Poster showing sailors in a lifeboat, as one gestures toward a sinking, burning ship in the distance. Poster art by by Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A. Printed: New York: American Lithographic Co., [1917]. This instance of this poster is in two separate pieces: Reference Numbers: wwp00049_0001 and wwp00049_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy
Lifeboats-1910-1920
Propaganda, Anti-German
Sailors-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 22

It takes a man to fill it: Join the Navy

Dimensions: 27.75 x 42 in.
Creator: Duncan, Charles, b. 1892
Creator: United States. Navy

Note

Poster showing a chair with a Navy uniform on it. Poster art by Charles Stafford Duncan, 1918. Poster issued by Recruiting Inspector Western Division, U.S. Navy. Printed: San Francisco, Schmidt Litho, [n.d.]. This instance is stamped: "U.S. Navy Recruiting Station at 318 Union Oil Building, 7th and Spring". Reference Number: wwp00050

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy
Military uniforms-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 23

I want you for the Navy: Promotion for anyone enlisting, apply any recruiting station or postmaster , 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 27 x 41 in.
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952

Note

Poster showing a young woman in a Navy uniform jacket and cap. Poster art by Howard Chandler Christy. Printed: Boston: Forbes, [1917]. Reference Numbers: wwp00051_0001, wwp00051_0002. Reference number wwp00051_0001 is stamped: "U.S.Navy Recruiting Station at 318 Union Oil Building, 7th and Spring".

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy
Cross dressing-1910-1920
Military uniforms-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 23

Gee!! I wish I were a man, I'd join the Navy: Be a man and do it, United States Navy Recruiting Station 1917

Dimensions: 26.75 x 40 in.
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952

Note

Poster showing a young woman in a Navy uniform. Poster art by Howard Chandler Christy, 1917. This instance is stamped: "U.S. Navy Recruiting Station at 318 Union Oil Building, 7th and Spring". Reference Number: wwp00052 (See also: wwp00053).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy
Cross dressing-1910-1920
Military uniforms-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 23

Gee!! I wish I were a man, I'd join the Navy, Naval Reserve, or Coast Guard 1918

Dimensions: 27 x 41 in.
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952

Note

Poster showing a young woman in a Navy uniform. Poster art by Howard Chandler Christy, 1918. Reference Number: wwp00053 (See also: wwp00052).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Coast Guard
United States. Naval Reserve
United States. Navy
Cross dressing-1910-1920
Military uniforms-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918- Recruiting & enlistment- United States
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
 

Subseries 1.7:   Relief work

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters from agencies, organizations, and private businesses raising funds and support for the war effort. Organizations include: the American Library Association, the YMCA/YWCA, the Red Cross, and the organizations of the United War Work Campaign.
Folder 24

American Library Association: Library War Service

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 10 x 15 in.
Creator: American Library Association

Note

Poster showing four scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors of facilities, military personnel reading and studying, and women working. Printed: New York: Alco-Gravure Inc., [n.d.]. Reference Numbers: wwp00054_0001, wwp00054_0002, wwp00054_0003, wwp00054_0004. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00055, wwp00056, wwp00057, and wwp00072)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Library Association. Library War Service
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Slang-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 25

American Library Association: Library War Service

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 9.75 x 15 in.
Creator: American Library Association

Note

Poster showing five scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors and exteriors of facilities, military personnel reading and studying, and women working as librarians and nurses. Printed: New York: Alco-Gravure Inc., [n.d.]. Reference Numbers: wwp00055_0001, wwp00055_0002, wwp00055_0003, wwp00055_0004. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00054, wwp00056, wwp00057, and wwp00072).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Library Association. Library War Service
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 26

American Library Association: Library War Service

Extent: 6 posters
Dimensions: 15 x 20 in.
Creator: American Library Association

Note

Poster showing seven scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors and exteriors of facilities, wounded and quarantined soldiers, and military personnel reading and studying. Printed: New York: Alco-Gravure Inc., [n.d.]. Reference Numbers: wwp00056_0001-- wwp00056_0006. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00054, wwp00055, wwp00057, and wwp00072).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Library Association. Library War Service
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
War-Relief of sick and wounded
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
Folder 27

American Library Association: Library War Service

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 15 x 20.25 in.
Creator: American Library Association

Note

Poster showing six scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors and exteriors of facilities and military personnel reading and studying. Printed: New York: Alco-Gravure Inc., [n.d.]. Reference Numbers: wwp00057_0001, wwp00057_0002, wwp00057_0003. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00054, wwp00055, wwp00056, and wwp00072)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Library Association. Library War Service
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Periodicals-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
Folder 28

YMCA

Dimensions: 16 x 13.5 in.
Creator: YMCA of the USA

Note

Poster showing a large orange triangle with a black bar containing YMCA in white letters. Reference Number: wwp00058

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Young Men's Christian associations
Folder 28

An appeal to the American people, 1917

Dimensions: 12.25 x 18.75 in.
Creator: American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Note

Poster showing the text of a letter by Woodrow Wilson tacked to a bulletin board, with a portrait of Woodrow Wilson above it. The letter discusses the need for aid for Armenian and Syrian peoples and is signed 29 October, 1917. Reference Number: wwp00059

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fund raising-1910-1920
International relief
War relief-1910-1920
Folder 28

2 1/2 million starving Armenian and Syrian women and children: 17 cents a day will save a life!

Dimensions: 19 x 12.25 in.
Creator: American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief
Creator: Dodge, Cleveland H., (Cleveland Hoadley), 1860-1926

Note

Poster text continues: "Send contributions now to Cleveland H. Dodge, Treasurer, American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, One Madison Avenue, New York." Reference Number: wwp00060

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
Fund raising-1910-1920
International relief
War relief-1910-1920
Women-1910-1920
Folder 29

We belong 100% strong

Dimensions: 17.25 x 23.5 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing a large red cross. Reference Number: wwp00061

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
Folder 29

How to send mail, money and parcels to prisoners in Germany or Austria

Dimensions: 17 x 21.75 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing how to address correspondence to prisoners of war in Germany or Austria. Detailed instructions on how to send money, letters, and packages to American prisoners, Allied prisoners, and Americans in foreign units. Produced by the American National Red Cross, Bureau of Prisoners' Relief, Washington, D.C., [n.d.]. Reference Number: wwp00062

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Correspondence
War relief-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Prisoners and prisons
Folder 29

Hold up your end! War Fund Week: One hundred million dollars, 1917

Dimensions: 20.25 x 27.5 in.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: King, W.B.

Note

Poster showing a Red Cross nurse holding up one end of a stretcher with the other end extended toward the viewer. Poster art by W.B. King. Printer unknown, [1917]. Form N.Y. 18, Second War Fund. Reference Number: wwp00063

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nurses-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 30

"The first three!" Give till it hurts, they gave till they died: War Fund Week, one hundred million dollars, 1917

Dimensions: 20.25 x 27.25 in.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: Kidder

Note

Poster showing the portraits of three soldiers, captioned Hay, Enright, and Gresham, against an American flag. Poster art by Kidder. Printer unknown, [1917]. Form N.Y. 19, Second War Fund. Reference Number: wwp00064

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soldiers-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 30

Motherless, fatherless, starving: How much to save these little lives? War Fund Week, one hundred million dollars, May 20th-27th, 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20.5 x 27.5 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing a Red Cross nurse among small children, some with French flags, as a woman on her knees hands the nurse an infant. Poster art signed "Crisp". Printer unknown, [1917]. Form N.Y. 20 Second War Fund. Reference Numbers: wwp00065_0001, wwp00065_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
Flags-American-1910-1920
Nurses-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Children-France
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
Folder 31

While someone gives his life, what are you giving? Think a minute. All of the Red Cross War Fund goes for war relief 1917

Dimensions: 20.5 x 27.5 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing a large red cross. Printer unknown, [1917]. Form CH3- Second War Fund. Reference Number: wwp00066

Subjects and Indexing Terms

War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
Folder 31

If you knew a day's pay would save a life, would you give one day a month? All of the Red Cross War Fund goes for war relief, 1917

Dimensions: 20.5 x 27.25 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing a large red cross. Printer unknown, [1917]. Form CH2--Second War Fund. Reference Number: wwp00067

Subjects and Indexing Terms

War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
Folder 31

A little starving child brought back to life, because you went without some luxury: All of the Red Cross War Fund goes for war relief , 1917

Dimensions: 20.5 x 27.25 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing a large red cross. CH1--Second War Fund. Reference Number: wwp00068

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
Folder 32

The greatest mother in the world

Dimensions: 20.25 x 27.25 in.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: Foringer, A. E., (Alonzo Earl), 1878-1948

Note

Poster showing a Red cross nurse cradling a wounded soldier on a stretcher. Poster art by A.E. Foringer. Printer unknown, [1917-18]. Form N.Y. 31, Second War Fund. Reference Number: wwp00069

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Families-1910-1920
Mothers-United States
Nurses-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
War casualties-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Medical care
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 32

"Hey fellows!" Your money brings the book we need when we want it American Library Association, United War Work Campaign, Week of November 11, 1918 , 1918

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Sheridan, John E.
Creator: United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Pictorial Publicity

Note

Poster showing a soldier holding a book and calling out, and a sailor reading. Poster designed by J. Sheridan for the Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity. Reference Number: wwp00070

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United War Work Campaign, Inc
Book drives-1910-1920
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 32

Knowledge wins: Public library books are free

Dimensions: 19 x 28 in.
Creator: American Library Association
Creator: Smith, Dan, 1865-1934

Note

Poster showing a soldier moving from the trenches to a city by means of a bridge of books. Poster created by Dan Smith for the American Library Association. Printed Baltimore; New York: Thomsen-Ellis Company. Reference Number: wwp00071

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reading-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
Trenches-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
Folder 33

American Library Association: Library War Service

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 19.75 x 29.75 in.
Creator: American Library Association

Note

Poster showing fifteen scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors and exteriors of facilities and military personnel reading and studying. Reference Numbers: wwp00072_0001, wwp00072_0002. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00054, wwp00055, wwp00056).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Library Association. Library War Service
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Periodicals-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
Folder 33

Library war service of the American Library Association: Every dot on the map means a special war library for our fighting men, United War Work Campaign, Week of November 11, 1918 , 1918

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 in.
Creator: American Library Association

Note

Poster showing map of United States with locations of war librarys for American soldiers and a list of the library services run by the American Library Association. Reference Numbers: wwp00073_0001, wwp00073_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United War Work Campaign, Inc
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Maps
Folder 34

Every girl pulling for victory: Victory Girls United War Work Campaign, 1918

Dimensions: 22 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925

Note

Poster showing a young woman rowing a boat named "Victory." Poster art signed E.P. Printer unknown, [1918]. Reference Number: wwp00074

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United War Work Campaign, Inc
Girls-1910-1920
Rowboats-1910-1920
Women-Organizations-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-War work
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 34

YMCA United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918, 1918

Dimensions: 22 x 33 in.
Creator: Wauk, S. J.
Creator: YMCA of the USA

Note

Poster showing a portrait of General Pershing, with a quote from him in support of the United War Work Campaign. Text: "Cabled from France August 21st, 1918, 'A sense of obligation for the varied and useful service rendered to the army in France by the Y.M.C.A. prompts me to join in the appeal for its further financial support. I have opportunity to observe its operations, measure the quality of its personnel and mark its beneficial influence upon our troops, and I wish unreservedly to commend its work for the Army.' Pershing." Portrait by S.J. Wauk, Paris, March 1918. Printed: New York: Alco-Gravure, Inc., 1918. Reference Number: wwp00075

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pershing, John J., (John Joseph), 1860-1948
United War Work Campaign, Inc
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
Folder 35

YWCA: war work centers in the United States

Dimensions: 38.25 x 27.25 in.
Creator: C.S. Hammond & Company

Note

Poster showing a map of the United States marked with YWCA war work centers. Centers include Hostess Houses ("White" and "Colored"), Girls' Clubs, Emergency Housing for Girls, City Associations, and International Institutes for Young Women. Poster copyright C.S. Hammond & Co, New York. Reference Number: wwp00076

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A.
Segregation-1910-1920
Women-Organizations-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Maps
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
Folder 35

For every fighter a woman worker: Care for her through the YWCA, United War Work Campaign

Dimensions: 29.75 in x 40 in.
Physical Description: Poster is in a fragile state, large tear across the middle.
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, b. 1886
Creator: United War Work Campaign, Inc
Creator: Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A.

Note

Poster showing a female munitions worker wearing a cap and overalls, holding a fighter plane in her right hand and artillery shell in her left. Behind her is a large blue inverted triangle, the emblem of the YWCA. Poster art by Adolph Treidler. Printed: New York: American Lithographic Co, [n.d.]. Reference Number: wwp00077

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United War Work Campaign, Inc
Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A.
Airplanes-1910-1920
Artillery (Weaponry)
Women-Employment-1910-1920
Women-Organizations-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 35-37

Books wanted for our men "in camp and over there": Take your gifts to the public library

Extent: 5 posters
Dimensions: 28 x 42 in.
Creator: Falls , C. B., (Charles Buckles), 1874-1960

Note

Poster showing a soldier carrying a rifle on his back and a stack of books in his arms. Poster art signed "F" and The Gill Engraving Co., NY. Reference Numbers: wwp00078_0001, wwp00078_0002, wwp00078_0003, wwp00078_0004, wwp00078_0005

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Book drives-1910-1920
Books-1910-1920
Military personnel-1910-1920
Reading-1910-1920
Rifles-1910-1920
Soldiers-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Libraries
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
Folder 37

For our aviators: Send us something to melt or sell, gold, silver, plate

Dimensions: 29 x 40 in.
Creator: Falls , C. B., (Charles Buckles), 1874-1960

Note

Poster showing an eagle in flight. Text continues: "The government pays for the metal - we buy comforts for the men. Treasure and Trinket Fund, 259 Fifth Avenue, National Special Aid." Printed: New York: Carey Print. Reference Number: wwp00079

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eagles
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects
Folder 37

Our soldiers in France need "smokes": The Sun Tobacco Fund supplies them: Do your bit

Physical Description: Poster is in two parts and is very fragile.
Dimensions: 44.5 x 41 in.
Creator: Sun (New York, N.Y. : 1833)

Note

Poster showing text in red and blue. Produced by The Sun (newspaper) Tobacco Fund. Printed: New York: Empire City Job Print, n.d. A stamp relating to the printing is obscured by ink smudge. Reference Number: wwp00080

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American newspapers
Slang-1910-1920
Tobacco
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-War work
 

Subseries 1.8:   War bonds and savings stamps

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters advertising savings stamps and war bonds, including the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth (Victory Liberty Loan) liberty bonds.
Folder 38

Provide the sinews of war: Buy Liberty Bonds, 1918

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 21 x 19.75 in.
Creator: Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926

Note

Poster showing a shipyard with cranes and a ship covered in rigging. Poster art by Joseph Pennell, Del. Printed: New York: Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co., c1918. No. 7-A. Reference Numbers: wwp00081_0001, wwp00081_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Boat & ship industry-1910-1920
Industrial facilities-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 38

Honor roll: The following patriotic men and women in this organization have invested in the Victory Liberty Loan 1919

Dimensions: 20 x 20 in.

Note

Poster showing a flag of a blue "V" on a white field with a wide red border, and numbered spaces for listing bond purchasers. This poster has four signatures: Benedict Arnold, Charles A. [Sindberger?], Bob Reynolds IIII, and Bill Jones. Printed: Chicago: Regensteiner Colortype Co, [1919]. Reference Number: wwp00082

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects
Folder 39

Our daddy is fighting at the front for you, back him up, buy a United States Gov't Bond of the 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.

Note

Poster showing a smiling little boy and girl with an American flag. Poster art signed Dewey. Printed: New York: The T.F. Moore Co., 1917. No. 6. Reference Number: wwp00083

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Boys-1910-1920
Children-1910-1920
Families-1910-1920
Flags-American-1910-1920
Girls-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 39

Before sunset buy a U.S. Government Bond of the 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: De Land, Eugenie, b. 1872

Note

Poster showing the Statue of Liberty seen above the New York harbor and skyline. The night sky and sunset create an American flag. Poster art by Eugeníe DeLand. Printed: New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, [1917]. No. 2. Reference Number: wwp00084

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-American-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Sunrises & sunsets-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 39

Buy a United States government bond of the 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917 , 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Groesbeck, Dan Sayre, 1878-1950

Note

Poster showing Uncle Sam gesturing towards troops, ships, and planes around the Statue of Liberty, with the quote, "Shall we be more tender with our dollars than with the lives of our sons", W.G. McAdoo [Secretary of the Treasury]. Poster designed by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. Printed Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co, Chicago. No. 1. Reference Number: wwp00085

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McAdoo, W. G., (William Gibbs), 1863-1941
Flags-American-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Soldiers-American-1910-1920
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 40

Remember! The flag of liberty, support it! Buy U.S. government bonds 3rd Liberty Loan

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.

Note

Poster showing immigrants in a harbor with an American flag. Printed: Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co., [1917-1918]. No. 6-A. Reference Number: wwp00086

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-American-1910-1920
Immigrants-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 40

U.S.A Bonds: Third Liberty Loan campaign Boy Scouts of America: Weapons for liberty, 1917

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 30 in.
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Creator: Leyendecker, J. C. , (Joseph Christian), 1874-1951

Note

Poster showing Liberty and a Boy Scout holding a sword inscribed, "Be prepared." Poster art by J.C. Leyendecker. Printed: New York: American Lithographic Co., [1917]. Reference Numbers: wwp00087_001, wwp00087_002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Boys-1910-1920
Children-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 41

My daddy bought me a government bond of the Third Liberty Loan, did yours?, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.

Note

Poster showing a little girl with a pink ribbon in her hair, clutching a Liberty Loan bond. Printed: New York: The United States Printing & Lithograph Co., [1917]. 11-A. Reference Number: wwp00088

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
Families-1910-1920
Girls-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 41

Ring it again: Buy U.S. Gov't bonds, Third Liberty Loan, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.

Note

Poster showing the Liberty Bell and a crowd at Independence Hall. Printed New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., [1917]. 8-A. Reference Number: wwp00089

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Liberty
Liberty Bell-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 41

"Good bye, Dad, I'm off to fight for Old Glory, you buy U.S. Gov't bonds", Third Liberty Loan, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Harris, Lawrence S.

Note

Poster showing a young man in uniform shaking the hand of an older man, with a landscape of farms in the distance. Poster designed by Lawrence S. Harris. Printed New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., [1917]. 9-A. Reference Number: wwp00090

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Families-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Shaking hands-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 41

Are you 100% American? Prove it! Buy U.S. government bonds, Third Liberty Loan, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.

Note

Poster showing text bordered by flags, bunting, an eagle, and smoking cannons. Note on poster: "U.S. Treasury will pay interest every six months". Poster designed by Stern. Printed New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., [1917]. 10-A. Reference Number: wwp00091

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 42

Clear-the-way!! Buy bonds, Fourth Liberty Loan

Dimensions: 19.75 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952

Note

Poster showing a woman symbolizing America above a naval gun crew in action. Poster designed by Howard Chandler Christy. Printed Buffalo, NY: Niagara Litho Co., [191-]. 10-B. Reference Number: wwp00092

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Artillery (Weaponry)
Columbia (Symbolic character)-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Naval operations-American
Folder 42

For home and country: Victory Liberty Loan, 1918

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Orr, Alfred Everitt, 1886-

Note

Poster showing a soldier holding a child and embracing a woman who is touching a medal attached to the soldier's uniform. Poster designed by Alfred Everitt Orr. Printed New York: American Lithographic Co., 1918. 2C. Reference Number: wwp00093

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1910-1920
Families-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1914-1918-Women-United States
Folder 42

Buy liberty bonds, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 30 in.

Note

Poster showing a profile portrait of Abraham Lincoln and a quote from the Gettysburg Address: "That government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth"- A. Lincoln. Printed New York: American Lithographic Co., [1917]. 12-A. Reference Number: wwp00094

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Silhouettes-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 43

The Hun: His mark, blot it out with Liberty Bonds, 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: St. John, James Allen, 1872-1957

Note

Poster showing a bloody hand print. Poster designed by J. Allen St. John and Manz Engraving Co., Chicago. Printed: Chicago: Allied Printing, [1917]. 4BB. Reference Number: wwp00095

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Blood-1910-1920
Hands-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
Slang-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 43

Invest, 1917

Dimensions: 19.5 x 29.5 in.

Note

Poster showing a large "V" for victory. Printed: Cincinnati: The Strobridge Litho. Co., [1917]. 3-C. Reference Number: wwp00096

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Victory sign-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 43

Keep him free, buy War Savings Stamps issued by the United States Treasury Dept., 1917

Dimensions: 20 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932
Creator: United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Pictorial Publicity

Note

Poster showing a monumental eagle on a nest as planes fly below. Note on poster: "W.S.S. War Savings Stamps issued by the United States Government". Poster designed by Charles Livingston Bull for the Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity. Printed Philadelphia: Ketterlinus, [1917]. Reference Number: wwp00097

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Airplanes-1910-1920
Eagles
Liberty
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 44

Lend your money to your government: Buy a United States government bond, Second Liberty Loan of 1917, U.S. Treasury will pay you interest every six months , 1917

Dimensions: 48 x 36 in.

Note

Poster showing a panoramic view of the U.S. Treasury Building from the southeast. Printed: [New York: American Lithographic Co., 1917]. No. 7. Reference Number: wwp00098

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Liberty bonds
United States. Dept. of the Treasury-Buildings
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 45

Fight or buy bonds: Third Liberty Loan, 1917

Dimensions: 29.75 x 40 in.
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952

Note

Poster showing a woman in white waving the American flag, as soldiers march behind her. Poster art by Howard Chandler Christy, 1917. Printed: Boston: Forbes, [1917]. 2A. Reference Number: wwp00099

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-American-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Soldiers-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
Folder 45

Americans all! Victory Liberty Loan, 1919

Dimensions: 26.75 x 39.75 in.
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952

Note

Poster showing allegorical female figure of America, standing in front of American flag, holding wreath over "Honor roll" consisting of last names from different ethnic groups. Poster art by Howard Chandler Christy, 1919. Printed: Boston: Forbes, [1919]. 4-C. Reference Number: wwp00100

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-American-1910-1920
Immigrants-1910-1920
Liberty bonds
Patriotism-United States-1910-1920
Race relations-United States-1910-1920
War bonds & funds-1910-1920
War relief-1910-1920
World War, 1914-1918-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
 

Series 2:   World War II

 

Subseries 2.1:   Allies

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters on the United Nations and the countries allied with America in World War II.
Folder 46

The United Nations: An organization for peace and world progress, 1945

Dimensions: 26.75 x 21 in.
Creator: United States. Dept. of State
Creator: United States. Office of Strategic Services

Note

Poster showing a chart of the structure of the United Nations organization, surrounded by depictions and explanations of what the organization does. Text continues: "International organization proposed at Dumbarton Oaks". Produced by the Department of State, Publication 2280. Prepared by Presentation Branch, OSS. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-635482. This instance of this poster was sent, with a note of explanation and instruction, to Bodine Electric Co., 108 W Sixth Street, Los Angeles, Calif. [on back of poster]. Reference Number: wwp00101

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United Nations
Folder 47

The united nations fight for freedom, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Broder, S.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing the top of the Statue of Liberty surrounded by flags of the Allied nations. Poster art by Broder. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 19. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-498304. Reference Number: wwp00102

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Powers (1919- )
Flags
Liberty
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 47

United we are strong, united we will win, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 40 x 55.75 in.
Creator: Koerner, Henry
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing artillery barrels draped with flags of the Allied countries and firing in unison. Poster art by Henry Koerner. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 64. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-527286. Reference Numbers: wwp00103_0001, wwp00103_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Powers (1919- )
Artillery (Weaponry)
Flags
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
 

Subseries 2.2:   Economic stabilization

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters on the economics of the home front, including: war bonds, taxes, rationing, and price regulation.
Folder 46

For peace and security, buy bonds, 1945

Dimensions: 18.5 x 25.75 in.
Creator: Ball, Linn
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury

Note

Poster showing the Magi in colorful garments riding camels toward the Christmas Star. Poster art by Linn Ball. Produced by the U.S. Treasury, War Finance Division, 67-A. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1495 [sic], O-668763. Reference Number: wwp00104

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Magi
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Religious aspects
Folder 48

We'll take care of the Rising Sun: You take care of rising prices

Dimensions: 20.25 x 28.25 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Economic Stabilization
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a soldier, with leaves on his helmet and a gun strapped to his back, giving a thumbs-up. A beach and palm trees are in the background. Seven steps for economic stabilization are listed. Poster distributed by OWI for the Office of Economic Stabilization. Reference Number: wwp00105. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00106, wwp00107, wwp00108, and wwp00109).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 48

I'm out to lick runaway prices: Let's all follow the 7-key plan to hold prices down

Dimensions: 20.25 x 28.25 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Economic Stabilization
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing an angry woman in an apron clenching her right fist. Seven steps are listed. Poster distributed by OWI for the Office of Economic Stabilization. Reference Number: wwp00106. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00105, wwp00107, wwp00108, and wwp00109).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fists
Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 48

Here's how to head off runaway prices: Follow the 7-key plan to hold prices down

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Economic Stabilization
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a woman carrying a war ration book and two bags full of groceries. Seven steps for economic stabilization are listed. Poster distributed by OWI for the Office of Economic Stabilization. Reference Numbers: wwp00107_0001, wwp00107_0002. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00105, wwp00106, wwp00108, and wwp00109).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 49

For victory and my personal post war world: I'm following the 7-key plan to hold prices down

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Economic Stabilization
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a man in overalls pointing to an envelope of war bonds that he is holding. An industrial plant is in the background. Seven steps for economic stabilization are listed. Poster distributed by OWI for the Office of Economic Stabilization. Reference Numbers: wwp00108_0001, wwp00108_0002. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00105, wwp00106, wwp00107, and wwp00109).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 49

You can lick runaway prices: You hold the 7 keys to hold down prices

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28 in.
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960
Creator: United States. Office of Economic Stabilization
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing Uncle Sam gesturing to the viewer. Seven steps are listed. Poster art by James Montgomery Flagg. Poster distributed by OWI for the Office of Economic Stabilization. Reference Numbers: wwp00109_0001, wwp00109_0002. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00105, wwp00106, wwp00107, and wwp00108).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 50

Doing all you can, brother? Buy war bonds, 1943

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Sloan, Robert Smullyan, b. 1915
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury

Note

Poster showing a close-up of a soldier's face with blood seeping through a bandage on his head. Poster art by Robert S. Sloan. Produced by the Treasury Department (cf. Monthly Catalog, Issue 570, April 1943, p. 503). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-502782. WSS 715. Reference Number: wwp00110

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soldiers-American-1940-1950
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Wounds & injuries
Folder 50

Attack, attack, attack: Buy war bonds, 1942

Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury
Creator: Warren, F., (Ferdinand)

Note

Poster showing soldiers with rifles and machine guns rushing up a hill near a beach, while airplanes fly overhead. Poster art created by Ferdinand Warren. Produced by the Treasury Department (cf. Monthly Catalog, Issue 560, May 1943, p. 643). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-497775. WSS 697-B. Reference Number: wwp00111

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 50

Keep the Home Front Pledge: Pay no more than ceiling prices, pay your points in full, 1944

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration

Note

Poster showing a woman in an apron raising her hand to take a pledge. By her shoulder is a box with a hand carrying a food basket and the slogans "Food fights for freedom", "Produce and conserve", and "Share and play square". Produced by the Price Administration Office (cf. Monthly Catalog, Issue 593, July 1944, p. 692). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-571209. Reference Number: wwp00112. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00113).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 51

Cost of living in two wars: Keep up the good work, keep down living costs, pay no more than ceiling prices, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Helguera, Leon
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration

Note

Poster showing Uncle Sam gesturing to a graph showing the relatively lower cost of living in the Second World War than in the First World War. At the bottom right hand corner of the poster is a woman in an apron pledging the "Home Front Pledge". Poster art by Leon Helguera. Produced by the Price Administration Office (cf. Monthly Catalog, Issue 594, July 144, p. 850). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-585391. Reference Numbers: wwp00113_0001, wwp00113_0002. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00112).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inflation-United States
Price regulation-United States-1940-1950
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 52

You are one of the 50,000,000 Americans who must fill out an income tax return by March 15th: File yours early, 1944

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury
Creator: United States. Internal Revenue Service

Note

Poster showing a 1944 1040 form and a 1944 withholding receipt (W-2 form) in between red and blue text. Text continues: "Use your withholding receipt or Form 1040. You must file an income tax return if your income in 1944 was $500 or more." Produced by the United States Treasury Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-622152. On verso: "Why this poster is important" with extended text. Reference Numbers: wwp00114_0001, wwp00114_0002, wwp00114_0003, wwp00114_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Income tax
Tax returns
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 53

You are one of the 50,000,000 Americans who must fill out an income tax return by March 15: Do it now!, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury
Creator: United States. Internal Revenue Service
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing red and blue text surrounded by a red and blue lined border. Text continues: "Avoid the rush. Find out where you stand on payments or refund…today. If blank returns have not been sent you, write the Collector of Internal Revenue in your district…Study instructions carefully. File your return early." Produced by the Treasury Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue. Distributed for the Treasury Department by the Office of War Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-568411. Reference Numbers: wwp00115_0001, wwp00115_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Income tax
Tax returns
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
 

Subseries 2.3:   Food production and supply

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters asking Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food.
Folder 54

A message about food from the President of the United States, 1945

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 18.25 x 26 in.

Note

Poster showing a message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-654012. Reference Numbers: wwp00116_0001, wwp00116_0002, wwp00116_0003, wwp00116_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Canning & preserving
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Victory gardens-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Food supply-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 55

Of course I can! I'm patriotic as can be and ration points won't worry me!, 1944

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 18.5 x 25.5 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information
Creator: United States. War Food Administration
Creator: Williams, Dick

Note

Poster showing a wide-eyed woman in an apron struggling to carry home processed jars of food. Poster art by Dick Williams. Distributed by the Office of War Information for the War Food Administration, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-643470. Reference Numbers: wwp00117_0001, wwp00117_0002, wwp00117_0003, wwp00117_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Canning & preserving
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Rationing-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Food supply-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 56

Your victory garden counts more than ever, 1945

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 19 x 26.5 in.
Creator: Morley, Hubert
Creator: United States. War Food Administration

Note

Poster showing vegetables and a man and a woman working in a garden. Poster art by Morley. Produced by the War Food Administration. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-629743. Reference Numbers: wwp00118_0001, wwp00118_0002, wwp00118_0003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vegetables-United States
Victory gardens-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Food supply-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
 

Subseries 2.4:   Health and medicine

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries covers health and medical aspects including the recruitment of nurses, the importance of a balanced diet, and safety rules in the workplace.
Folder 57

Join American Red Cross, 1942

Dimensions: 20 x 13.5 in.
Physical Description: This instance of the poster has been cut off along the bottom, obscuring some of the text.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: Kauffmann, R. C.

Note

Poster showing American Red Cross nurse walking with four men of the United States military services. Reference Number: wwp00119

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Red Cross-Recruiting & enlistment-1940-1950
Military personnel-American-1940-1950
Military uniforms-American-1940-1950
Nurses-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-War work
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 58

A word of thanks: By oversubscribing the 1943 War Fund you have proved again that your American Red Cross is truly a people’s partnership , 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 22 x 27.75 in.
Creator: American Red Cross

Note

Poster showing a red cross and a message of thanks which describes various activities carried out by the American Red Cross. Poster 1103. Allied Printing Trades Council Union Label, Chicago, 22. Reference Numbers: wwp00120_0001, wwp00120_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Medical care
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 59

Our wounded need help: Ten ways you can release nurses for military service

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 20.75 x 28 in.
Creator: American Red Cross
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a list of ways to conserve health resources and help recruit nurses for military and civilian services. Poster produced by the American Red Cross, Recruiting Agency for Army-Navy Nurse Corps and the United States Office of War Information. On verso: "Please display prominently!" with extended text. Reference Numbers: wwp00121_0001, wwp00121_0002, wwp00121_0003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Red Cross-Recruiting & enlistment-1940-1950
Nurses-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Medical care
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 60

For health eat some food from each group every day!, 1943

Dimensions: 22 x 28 in.
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture

Note

Poster showing a food chart with seven food categories. Text continues: "U.S. needs US strong, eat the basic 7 every day. In addition to the basic 7, eat any other foods you want". Produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-525965. Reference Number: wwp00122

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Health education-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Health aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 60-61

Take care! Idle hands work for Hitler, 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28.25 in. and 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a man with his arm in a sling. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-464378. A-8. Reference Numbers: wwp00123_0001, wwp00123_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Health aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Wounds & injuries
Folder 61

Follow safety rules!, 1942

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing white crosses draped with work uniforms and industrial tools. The image is in grayscale with the text in yellow and white. The text continues: "More American workers were killed and wounded in industrial accidents last year than all the causalities from bombs in Britain in two years of war". Produced by the War Production Board, War Production Drive Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491592. No. A-24. Reference Number: wwp00124

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Health aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Wounds & injuries
 

Subseries 2.5:   Manpower and employment

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries encourages Americans to participate in the war effort through war work. Some topics include women and minorities in the workplace.
Folder 62

Miles of hell to Tokyo! 1945

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 18.25 x 26 in.
Creator: Sewell, Amos
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission

Note

Poster showing an injured soldier crawling on the ground. Text continues: "Work where you’re needed, consult your U.S. Employment Service Office". Poster art by Amos Sewell. Produced by the War Manpower Commission. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-546461. Reference Numbers: wwp00125_0001, wwp00125_0002, wwp00125_0003, wwp00125_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 63

Get the Jap and get it over: Work where you're needed, 1945

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Saalburg, Allen Russell, 1899-1987
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission

Note

Poster showing tattered Japanese and Nazi flags flying on a bamboo pole. Poster art by Allen Saalburg. Produced by the War Manpower Commission. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-648346. Reference Numbers: wwp00126_0001, wwp00126_0002, wwp00126_0003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States Employment Service
Defense industry-United States
Flags
Flags-Japanese-1940-1950
Swastikas
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 64

They'll let us know when to quit, 1944

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28 in.
Creator: Anderson, Lyman, 1907-1993
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission

Note

Poster showing a male worker in front of an industrial tool gesturing towards soldiers fighting in the background. Poster art by Lyman Anderson. Produced by the War Manpower Commission. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-620773. Reference Numbers: wwp00127_0001, wwp00127_0002, wwp00127_0003, wwp00127_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 65

"Every man woman and child is a partner", 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 39.75 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a crowd of men and women in the background while the quote from President Roosevelt ("Every man, woman, and child is a partner") is shown in a red arrow pointing to figures for war materials produced in 1942. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D. C., M-1. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O- 453836. Reference Numbers: wwp00128_0001, wwp00128_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 65

Men working together!, 1942

Dimensions: 39.75 x 29.75 in.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing a helmeted soldier, a factory worker, and a sailor standing together. Poster produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-444380. Reference Number: wwp00129

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Laborers-American-1940-1950
Sailors-American-1940-1950
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 66

Americans all, 1942

Dimensions: 40 x 28 in.
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission

Note

Poster showing nine men working on a tank. Surnames, symbolizing a number of ethnic and national origins, appear beside the workers. A quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt appears below the image: "…it is the duty of employers and labor organizers to provide for the full participation of all workers without discrimination because of race, creed, color, or national origin". Produced by the War Manpower Commission, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-476311. Reference Number: wwp00130

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Race relations-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 66

United we win, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Liberman, Howard
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission

Note

Poster showing a photograph of an African-American and a white factory worker working together with an American flag in the background. Photograph by Howard Liberman. Produced by the War Manpower Commission, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-484339. OWI No. 38 (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 580, May 1943, p. 632). Reference Number: wwp00131

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Flags-American-1940-1950
Race relations-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 66

Women in the war: We can't win without them, 1942

Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Manpower Commission

Note

Poster showing a photograph of a woman factory worker wearing an apron or smock of printed fabric and riveting a weapon. Produced by the War Manpower Commission, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-477830. Reference Number: wwp00132

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
 

Subseries 2.6:   Miscellaneous

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries has miscellaneous posters covering propaganda against the Nazis, advertisement for a clothing drive, and a message by General Eisenhower to defeated Germans in the United States Zone.
Folder 57

Message from General Eisenhower to the German people in the United States Zone 1945

Language of Material: German
Dimensions: 18.75 x 20.5 in.

Note

Poster showing the text of General Eisenhower's letter to the German people, 6 August 1945. Text is in German and English. Reference Number: wwp00133

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Germany-Foreign relations-United States
Reconstruction (1939-1951)-Germany
United States-Foreign relations-Germany
Folder 67

What can you spare that they can wear?: Give clothing for war relief, April 1 to 30, 1941

Dimensions: 21.75 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Kaiser, Henry J., 1882-1967
Creator: United National Clothing Collection for War Relief (U.S.)

Note

Poster showing two children in tattered clothing. Produced by the United National Clothing Collection for Overseas War Relief, Henry J. Kaiser, National Chairman. Distributed in cooperation with the Office of War Information. With "S.A. No. 1 Lipaba [?] Union Label New York 41" in the lower right corner. Reference Number: wwp00134

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1940-1950
Humanitarian assistance
International relief
World War, 1939-1945-Civilian relief
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 68

This is Nazi brutality, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 38 in.
Creator: Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a man with a cloth sack covering his head and with his wrists chained to a brick wall, as if awaiting execution. Text continues in the form of a telegram: "Radio Berlin. It is official announced: All men of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, have been shot--the women deported to a concentration camp--the children sent to appropriate centers—the name of the village was immediately abolished. 6/11/42/115p". Poster art by Ben Shahn. Produced by the Office of War Information, No. 11. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491104. Reference Number: wwp00135

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lidice Massacre, Lidice, Czech Republic, 1942
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Concentration camps-Germany
Folder 68

We French workers warn you: Defeat means slavery, starvation, death, 1942

Dimensions: 39.75 x 28.25 in.
Creator: Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing laborers with hands raised. Poster art by Ben Shahn. Produced by the War Production Board, A-25. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491777. Reference Number: wwp00136. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00137).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Liberty
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-France
Folder 68

We French workers warn you: Defeat means slavery, starvation, death, 1942

Dimensions: 39.75 x 28.25 in.
Creator: Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing laborers with hands raised. Poster art by Ben Shahn. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 17. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491777. Reference Number: wwp00137. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00136).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Liberty
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-France
Folder 69

This is the enemy, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing an arm with a swastika on its sleeve stabbing a knife through a book labeled "Holy Bible". Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 76. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-533688. Reference Numbers: wwp00138_0001, wwp00138_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bibles
Intellectual freedom-Germany
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
Swastikas
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Religious aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
 

Subseries 2.7:   Patriotism and morale

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries covers those posters designed to galvanize support for the war effort. Poster illustrations include flags and war heroes, the attack at Pearl Harbor, and encouragement to work with all Americans in the war effort, despite social, racial, or gender differences. There are also examples of the Four Freedoms posters by Norman Rockwell.
Folder 67

The state of this nation is good, the heart of this nation is sound, the spirit of this nation is strong, the faith of this nation is eternal , 1943

Dimensions: 20 x 14.25 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing an eagle with a selection from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech to Congress, January 7, 1943 below it. Produced by Office of War Information, Washington D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-507621. OWI No. 40. Reference Number: wwp00139

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Eagles
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 67

The four freedoms: Message to the 77th Congress, January 6, 1941 1941

Dimensions: 17 x 23 in.
Creator: American Legion
Creator: National Congress of Parents and Teachers
Creator: National Education Association of the United States
Creator: United States. Office of Education

Note

Poster showing text from Franklin D. Roosevelt's message to Congress, January 6, 1941. Poster prepared for American Education Week, November 9-15, 1941. Produced by the U.S. Office of Education in cooperation with the National Education Association, American Legion, and National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941, O-406668. Reference Number: wwp00140. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00156, wwp00157, wwp00158, wwp00159).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
American Education Week
Civil rights-United States
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
Human rights
Liberty
World War, 1939-1945-Religious aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 70

Americans all, let's fight for victory: Americanos todos, luchamos por la victoria, 1943

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Dimensions: 20 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Helguera, Leon
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing two hands holding hats, one a Mexican sombrero and the other an "Uncle Sam"-style top hat. Poster text in English and Spanish. Poster art by Leon Helguera. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D. C., No. 65. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-528719. Reference Number: wwp00141

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hats
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Race relations-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 70

Americanism, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing an eagle above a quote from President Roosevelt from February 3, 1943. Underneath the quote is the seal of the President of the United States. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 75. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-533582. Reference Numbers: wwp00142_0001, wwp00142_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Civil rights-United States
Eagles
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Race relations-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 71

We are now in this war: We are all in it, all the way, 1942

Dimensions: 18 x 24 in.
Physical Description: Poster is fragile and edges are crumbling.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing a quote from President Roosevelt, Address to the Nations, December 9, 1941. Poster text continues: "Every single man, woman and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories-the changing fortunes of war". Produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information, Washington D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, 16-25714-1. Reference Number: wwp00143

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 71

Give it your best!, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 19.75 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a large American flag. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-488228. No. 9. Reference Number: wwp00144. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00192).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 72

Every minute counts, 1942

Dimensions: 121.5 x 16.75 in.
Physical Description: Poster is in fragile state due to folding.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing the United States Seal in blue and red and the text in red, capital letters. Poster produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-448783. Reference Number: wwp00145. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00146, wwp00147, wwp00148, and wwp00149).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Emblems, National-United States
United States-Seal
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 72

It's up to us, 1942

Dimensions: 121.5 x 16.75 in.
Physical Description: Poster is in fragile state due to folding.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing the United States Seal in blue and red and the text in blue, capital letters. Poster produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-464377. Reference Number: wwp00146. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00145, wwp00147, wwp00148, and wwp00149).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Emblems, National-United States
United States-Seal
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 72

Work will win, 1942

Dimensions: 121.5 x 16.75 in.
Physical Description : Poster is in fragile state due to folding.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing the United States Seal in red and blue and the text in red, capital letters. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469850. S-1. Reference Number: wwp00147. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00145, wwp00146, wwp00148, and wwp00149).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Emblems, National-United States
United States-Seal
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 73

Time is short, 1942

Dimensions: 121.5 x 16.75 in.
Physical Description: Poster is in fragile state due to folding.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing the United States Seal in red and lettering in blue, capital letters. Poster produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-453983. Reference Number: wwp00148. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00145, wwp00146, wwp00147, and wwp00149).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Emblems, National-United States
United States-Seal
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 73

United we stand, 1941

Dimensions: 121.5 x 16.75 in.
Physical Description: Poster is in fragile state due to folding.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing the United States Seal in blue and lettering in red, capital letters. Poster produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941. Reference Number: wwp00149. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00145, wwp00146, wwp00147, and wwp00148).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Emblems, National-United States
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
United States-Seal
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 74

Strong in the strength of the Lord, we who fight in the people's cause will never stop until that cause is won, 1942

Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: Martin, David Stone
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing three raised arms, two with fists gripping tools, one gripping a rifle. They appear to be a male factory worker, a soldier, and a female factory worker (cuff of work uniform is decorated). The text of the poster is a quotation from a speech by Vice President Henry Wallace. Poster art by David Stone Martin. Produced by the Office of War Information, No. 8. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-488341. Reference Number: wwp00150

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wallace, Henry A., (Henry Agard), 1888-1965
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Religious aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 74

Americans will always fight for liberty, 1943

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Perlin, Bernard, 1918-
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing military personnel of 1778 and 1943. Poster art by Bernard Perlin. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 26. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-502684. Reference Number: wwp00151

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Liberty
Military personnel-American-1940-1950
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 74

Remember Dec. 7th!, 1942

Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: Saalburg, Allen Russell, 1899-1987
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a tattered American flag flying at half-mast, with a quotation from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "... we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ...". Poster art by Allen Saalburg. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 14. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491977. Reference Number: wwp00152

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Flags-American-1940-1950
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945-Commemoration-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 74

Avenge December 7, 1942

Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: Perlin, Bernard, 1918-
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a sailor in a torn uniform raising his fist, with a scene of Pearl Harbor being bombed below him. Poster art by Bernard Perlin. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 15. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491978. Reference Number: wwp00153

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fists
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
Sailors-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Commemoration-United States
World War, 1939-1945-United States
Folder 75

We have just begun to fight!, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 29.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a soldier in a combat uniform and helmet raising one arm and shouting. In his other arm he is holding a rife with bayonet. Beside the figure is a list of battles fought in the South Pacific and in North Africa. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 62. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-527284. Reference Numbers: wwp00154_0001, wwp00154_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
Rifles-American
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 75

They did their part: The five Sullivan brothers "missing in action" off the Solomons, 1943

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a photograph of five brothers, U.S. Navy sailors, posed at the hatch of a ship. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 42. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-510254. Reference Number: wwp00155

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sailors-American-1940-1950
Shipwreck victims
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Recruiting & enlistment- United States
Folder 76

Ours to fight for: Freedom from fear, 1943

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in. and 40 x 55.75 in.
Physical Description: Number wwp00156_0003 is in fragile state and almost entirely split across the middle.
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing parents looking at two children in bed. Poster series illustrating the Four Freedoms message by President Franklin Roosevelt (January 6, 1941). Painting from the Saturday Evening Post. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 46. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-511887. Reference Numbers: wwp00156_0001, wwp00156_0002, wwp00156_0003. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00140, wwp00157, wwp00158, wwp00159).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Families-1940-1950
Human rights
Human rights in art
Liberty
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 77

Ours to fight for: Freedom from want, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in. and 40 x 55.75 in.
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing an older man and woman serving a turkey to a table full of people. Poster series illustrating the Four Freedoms message by President Franklin Roosevelt (January 6, 1941). Poster art by Norman Rockwell. Painting from the Saturday Evening Post. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 45. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-511886. Reference Numbers: wwp00157_0001, wwp00157_0002. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00140, wwp00156, wwp00158, wwp00159).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Families-1940-1950
Human rights
Human rights in art
Liberty
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 78

Save freedom of speech: Buy war bonds, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in. and 40 x 55.75 in.
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a man speaking from the audience at a town hall meeting. Poster series illustrating the Four Freedoms message by President Franklin Roosevelt (January 6, 1941). Painting from the Saturday Evening Post. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 44. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-510257. Reference Numbers: wwp00158_0001, wwp00158_0002. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00140, wwp00156, wwp00157, wwp00159).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Freedom of speech
Human rights
Human rights in art
Liberty
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 78

Save freedom of worship: Buy war bonds, 1943

Dimensions: 40 x 55.75 in.
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing people praying. Poster series illustrating the Four Freedoms message by President Franklin Roosevelt (January 6, 1941). Poster art by Norman Rockwell. Painting from the Saturday Evening Post. Text continues: "Each according to the dictates of his own conscience". Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D. C., No. 43. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-510256. Reference Number: wwp00159. (See also: Reference Numbers: wwp00140, wwp00156, wwp00157, wwp00158).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Freedom of religion
Human rights
Human rights in art
Liberty
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Prayer
War bonds & funds-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Religious aspects
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 79

Give it your best!, 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 40 x 28 in.
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing a large American flag. Produced by the Division of Information, Office for Emergency Management, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-455950. Reference Numbers: wwp00192_0001, wwp00192_0002. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00144).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flags-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-War work
 

Subseries 2.8:   Resource conservation

Scope and Content of the Subseries

The posters in this subseries encourage Americans to insulate their homes, carpool and postpone travel, and conserve fuel and energy.
Folder 80

Insulate! Keep warm with less fuel: Install it yourself, flame proof cotton insulation

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 14 x 20 in.

Note

Poster showing a man installing insulation. Text continues: "Cotton insulation, manufactured in strict accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture specifications". Published in cooperation with the U.S. Government Fuel Conservation Campaign. Reference Numbers: wwp00160_0001, wwp00160_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Dept. of Agriculture
Dwellings-Energy consumption
Dwellings-Insulation
Energy conservation-United States
Window shades
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
Folder 80

Pull down your shades: Save up to 10% on fuel!

Dimensions: 20 x 28.25 in.

Note

Poster showing a woman pulling down a window shade. Text continues: "30% of all heat-loss is thru windows. Your cloth window shades can reduce this loss more than 1/3!". Poster sponsored by the Window Shade Institute for U.S. Government. Reference Number: wwp00161

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dwellings-Energy consumption
Dwellings-Insulation
Energy conservation-United States
Window shades
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
Folder 81

Fuel fights: Save your share, 1943

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28 in.

Note

Poster showing a small eagle with a banner saying "Fight Waste" and showing seven ways to conserve energy. Text continues: "Saving fuel also saves manpower, material, equipment. Conserve coal, oil, gas…for war". Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-554712. Reference Numbers: wwp00162_0001, wwp00162_0002, wwp00162_0003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dwellings-Energy consumption
Energy conservation-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
Folder 79

Your government warns: Prepare for winter now!, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Solid Fuels Administration for War

Note

Poster showing snow falling and illustrations of a dump truck of coal, a man cleaning or repairing heating equipment, and workers working on a house. Text continues with three instructions: "Take dealers' advice on amount and kind of fuel to buy and when to accept delivery; Check your heating plant, clean and repair equipment, install controls and other fuel-saving devices; "Winterize" your home, insulate walls and ceilings, install storm sash, weather-strips, caulk cracks. Fuel is scarce…conserve it!". Produced by the Solid Fuels Administration for War, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-594484. Reference Numbers: wwp00163_0001, wwp00163_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dwellings-Energy consumption
Dwellings-Insulation
Energy conservation-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
Folder 82

Have you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club?, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Creator: Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982

Note

Poster showing a close-up of a soldier's face, blood seeping through a bandage underneath his helmet and dripping down his check. Poster art created by Harold Von Schmidt. Produced by the Price Administration Office (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 594, July 1944, p. 850). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-585265. Reference Numbers: wwp00164_0001, wwp00164_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Energy conservation-United States
Transportation-Energy conservation
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Wounds & injuries
Folder 82

Save rubber, swap rides, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 39.75 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation

Note

Poster showing three steps to conserve rubber in large red and black type. Text continues: "1. Make every tire carry a passenger; 2. Drive more slowly in hot weather; 3. Check tire pressure at least one a week." Produced by the Office of Defense Transportation, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469849. Reference Number: wwp00165

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rubber
Tires-Recycling
Transportation-Energy conservation
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 83

Me travel? Not this summer: Vacation at home, 1945

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 26 x 37 in.
Creator: Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation

Note

Poster showing a man relaxing in an armchair with his feet propped up on an ottoman, a newspaper in his lap, and a dog lying beside him. There is photograph of a soldier on the bookshelf beside him. Poster art created by Albert Dorne. Produced by the Office of Defense Transportation. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-643715. Reference Numbers: wwp00166_0001, wwp00166_0002, wwp00166_0003, wwp00166_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dogs-1940-1950
Energy conservation-United States
Transportation-Energy conservation
Vacations-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 84

Could this be you? Don't travel unless your trip helps win the war, 1945

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 26 x 37 in.
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation

Note

Poster showing four black and white cartoons that appear as paper sheets tacked to a blue background. The cartoons give various excuses for travel: shopping, business trips, and visiting friends and family. Produced by the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-640444. Reference Numbers: wwp00167_0001, wwp00167_0002, wwp00167_0003, wwp00167_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Energy conservation-United States
Transportation-Energy conservation
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 85

Won't you give my boy a chance to get home?: Don't travel unless your trip helps win the war, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Rozen, Jerome, 1895-1987
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation

Note

Poster showing a woman in front of a Service Flag (also called Blue Star Flag) indicating she has a child serving in the armed forces. Poster art created by Jerome Rozen. Produced by the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-606790. Reference Numbers: wwp00168_0001, wwp00168_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Energy conservation-United States
Transportation-Energy conservation
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Fuel supplies
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
 

Subseries 2.9:   Security

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries warns civilians and those in the armed forces not to talk about troop movements or war equipment and supplies.
Folder 86

The sound that kills: Don't murder men with idle words, 1942

Dimensions: 14.25 x 19.75 in.
Creator: Ericson, Eric, 1914-1959
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a cartoon of a worker making a comment about ship movements to a diner cook that results in the ship being torpedoed. Cartoon art by Ericson. Produced by Graphics Division, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469306. OWI No. 1. Reference Number: wwp00169

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Sabotage
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Caricatures and cartoons
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 87

Urgent notice, 1945

Extent: 4 posters
Dimensions: 17.25 x 25.75 in.
Creator: Bissell, Clayton L., (Clayton Lawrence), 1896-1972
Creator: Hoover, J. Edgar, (John Edgar), 1895-1972
Creator: Thebaud, Leo Hewlett

Note

Poster in orange with black text. Text continues: "Fighting men and materials are being shifted for final phases of the war with Japan […] Don’t discuss (a) location or movements of men, ships and materials within, to or from Asiatic-Pacific areas (b) new weapons (c) military information gained in confidence." Poster is signed by J. Edgar Hoover, Clayton Bissell, and Hewlett Thebaud. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945, O-647120. Reference Numbers: wwp00170_0001, wwp00170_0002, wwp00170_0003, wwp00170_0004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 86

Warning from the FBI, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 27.75 in.
Creator: Hoover, J. Edgar, (John Edgar), 1895-1972
Creator: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster in orange with black text. Text continues: "The war against spies and saboteurs demands the aid of every American […] Beware of those who spread enemy propaganda! Don’t repeat vicious rumors or vicious whispers. Tell it to the FBI!" Poster is signed J. Edgar Hoover. Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., No. 74. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-533519. Reference Numbers: wwp00171_0001, wwp00171_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Sabotage
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 88

Bits of careless talk are pieced together by the enemy, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a fat, hairy hand wearing a ring with Nazi insignia holding a piece of a jigsaw puzzle that creates the message "convoy sails for England tonight". Poster art created by Stevan Dohanos. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 592, May 1944, p. 597). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-563414. Reference Numbers: wwp00172_0001, wwp00172_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jigsaw puzzles
National security-United States-1940-1950
Spying
Swastikas
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 88

I'm counting on you! Don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Helguera, Leon
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing Uncle Sam holding his finger to his mouth, indicating silence. Poster art by Leon Helguera. Produced by the Office of War Information, Poster No. 78. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-534057. Listed in 1943 Monthly Catalog, p. 1342. Reference Numbers: wwp00173_0001, wwp00173_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Spying
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 89

We caught hell! Someone must have talked, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Tepper, Saul, b. 1899
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a soldier carrying a wounded or dead comrade on his back as they move away from bombardment. Poster art created by Saul Tepper. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 590, March, 1944, p. 327). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-567525. Reference Numbers: wwp00174_0001, wwp00174_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
National security-United States-1940-1950
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
Spying
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 89

The battle-wise infantryman is careful of what he says or writes: How about you?, 1944

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, b. 1897
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a helmeted soldier holding a rifle and looking towards the viewer. Poster art created by Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 598, November 1944, p. 1329). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-602442. Reference Number: wwp00175

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Correspondence
Infantry
National security-United States-1940-1950
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
Folder 90

If you tell where he's going he may never get there!, 1943

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Falter, John Philip, 1910-
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a sailor with a large bag on his shoulder looking backwards and smiling. Poster art signed "John Falter, USNR" on the sailor's bag in the top left of the poster. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 588, January 1944, p. 104). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-556153. Reference Numbers: wwp00176_0001, wwp00176_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Sailors-American-1940-1950
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 90

If you tell where they're going, they may never get there: Don't talk about troop movements, 1943

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing soldiers boarding a train. Produced by the Office of War Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-519564. OWI No. 54. Reference Number: wwp00177

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Sabotage
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 91

Award for careless talk: Don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment , 1944

Dimensions: 28.5 x 37.25 in.
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a fat, hairy hand wearing a ring with Nazi insignia and holding an Iron Cross military decoration. Poster art created by Stevan Dohanos. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 598, November 1944, p. 1328). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-602587. Reference Number: wwp00178. (See also: Reference Number: wwp00172).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Iron Cross
Military decorations-Germany-1940-1950
National security-United States-1940-1950
Spying
Swastikas
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 91

Careless talk got there first, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Prohaska, Ray
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office

Note

Poster showing an American soldier in camouflage shot and bleeding on a beach with palm trees. Poster art created by Ray Prohaska. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 592, May 1944, p. 597). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-576497. Reference Numbers: wwp00179_0001, wwp00179_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
National security-United States-1940-1950
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
Spying
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 92

Careless talk got there first, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Stoops, Herbert Morton
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a paratrooper soldier limp and bleeding as his parachute lands, with other parachute troops, airplanes, and a bombardment shown in the background. Poster art created by Herbert Morton Stoops. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (cf. Monthly catalog, Issue 596, September 1944, p. 1092). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-593271. On verso: information about the designer of the poster. Reference Numbers: wwp00180_0001, wwp00180_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
National security-United States-1940-1950
Paratroopers-1940-1950
Sabotage
Spying
United States-Armed Forces-Parachute troops
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 92

Someone talked!, 1942

Dimensions: 27.75 x 40 in.
Creator: Siebel, Frederick
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a man looking upward and pointing toward the viewer as he sinks in dark water. Poster art signed Siebel. Produced by the Office of War Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-496733. OWI No. 18. Reference Number: wwp00181

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Sabotage
Spying
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 93

Wanted for murder: Her careless talk costs lives, 1944

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Keppler, Victor
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a black and white photograph of a woman with dark hair. Photography by Victor Keppler. Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-595600. On verso: information about the designer of the poster. Listed in 1944 Monthly Catalog, p. 1092. Reference Numbers: wwp00182_0001, wwp00182_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Spying
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Women-United States
Folder 93

A careless word, another cross, 1943

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Atherton, John, 1900-1952
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a white wooden cross draped with a soldier's helmet and belt. Poster art by John Atherton. Produced by the Office of War Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-501237. OWI No. 23. Reference Number: wwp00183

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Spying
War casualties-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 94

A careless word, a needless sinking, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 37.25 in.
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing sailors in a lifeboat rowing away from a burning ship at sea. Poster art by Anton Otto Fischer. Produced by the Office of War Information. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-502219. OWI No. 24. Reference Number: wwp00184

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Sabotage
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
Folder 94

Less dangerous than careless talk, 1944

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a coiled rattlesnake ready to strike and with blood dripping from its mouth and fangs. Text continues: "Don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment". Poster art created by Albert Dorne. Distributed for the Issuing Agencies by the Office of War Information. Produced by the U.S. War Dept., Army Service Forces, Adjutant General's Dept (Monthly catalog 1944, p. 1329). Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, O-603532. Reference Number: wwp00185

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National security-United States-1940-1950
Rattlesnakes
Spying
World War, 1939-1945-Communications
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
 

Subseries 2.10:   War production

Scope and Content of the Subseries

This subseries contains posters encouraging workers to produce more war supplies and equipment, not to waste supplies, and to produce parts and equipment correctly.
Folder 95

More production, 1942

Dimensions: 7.25 x 10 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a giant snowball labeled "more production" rolling down a hill ready to crush running cartoon figures of the Axis leaders (Tojo, Mussolini, and Hitler). Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-465181. Reference Number: wwp00186

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Snowballs
World War, 1939-1945-Caricatures and cartoons
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 95

Still more production, 1942

Dimensions: 7 x 10 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a hand rolling up a sleeve that is styled like an American flag while the other hand makes a fist. Produced by the United States War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491591. No. A-23. Reference Number: wwp00187

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Fists
Flags-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 95

Show your muscle: More production, 1942

Dimensions: 7 x 10 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a man flexing his bicep which is labeled "more production". Produced by the United States War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-464577. Reference Number: wwp00188

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Muscles
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 96 and 99

Bowl them over: More production, 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 7.25 x 10 in. and 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a bowling ball labeled "more production" hitting three bowling pins with faces that are caricatures of Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo. Produced by the United States War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469851. No. A-16. Reference Numbers: wwp00189_0001, wwp00189_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bowling
Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Caricatures and cartoons
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 96 and 99

Pour it on!, 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 7 x 10 in. and 28.25 x 39.75 in.
Creator: Price, Garrett, 1896-1979
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a giant metal worker pouring airplanes from a ladle. Poster art by Garrett Price. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469852. No. A-14. Reference Numbers: wwp00190_0001, wwp00190_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Airplane industry-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
Metal working-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 96 and 99

More production, 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 7 x 10 in. and 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a large black bomb labeled USA and "more production" falling onto a swastika placed in the center of the Japanese flag. Produced by the United States War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-468587. No. A-13. Reference Numbers: wwp00191_0001, wwp00191_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bombs
Defense industry-United States
Flags-Japanese-1940-1950
Swastikas
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 96 and 99

Give 'em both barrels, 1941

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 14.75 in. and 40 x 29.75 in.
Creator: Carll, Jean
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing a worker making barrels and a soldier using a gun. Poster art by Jean Carll. Produced by the United States Division of Information, Office for Emergency Management, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941, O-430380. Reference Numbers: wwp00193_0001, wwp00193_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Machine guns
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 97

Telegram on war production, 1942

Dimensions: 21.25 x 16.75 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing message in the form of a telegram. Text: "British sources report that Hitler is purging leaders of the German armament industry because of their failure to increase production sufficiently to offset rising American war production. Thanks to U.S. Production Soldiers." Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-464376. A-12. Reference Number: wwp00194

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Telegrams-1940-1950
Telegraph-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 97

Tokio Kid say: Oh so happy, for honorable scrap, busting of tools, help winning for Jap, thank you!

Dimensions: 14.75 x 20 in.
Creator: Campbell, Jack
Creator: Douglas Aircraft Company

Note

Poster showing a caricature of a Japanese man holding a bloody knife and surrounded by scrap metal. Text continues: "One of a series of special posters produced and displayed by Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., as part of its material conservation program." Poster produced and illustrated by Jack Campbell. Reference Number: wwp00195

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ethnic stereotypes-1940-1950
Propaganda, Anti-Japanese-United States
Salvage (Waste, etc.)-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Caricatures and cartoons
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 98

Your country expects you to..., 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 20 x 28.25 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a soldier lying down and aiming a rifle. Poster text gives four ways for Americans to conserve resources to be used in the war effort. Text continues: "your care may save the life of a countryman". Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-472441. Reference Numbers: wwp00196_0001, wwp00196_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Patriotism-United States-1940-1950
Salvage (Waste, etc.)-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 100

Don't let him down!, 1942

Dimensions: 29.5 x 39.75 in.
Creator: Beall, C. C., (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management

Note

Poster showing a red-tinted depiction of a soldier in a tank looking through the sight of a machine gun. Poster art signed Beall. Produced by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information. Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, 444322. Reference Number: wwp00197

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Artillery (Weaponry)
Defense industry-United States
Machine guns
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 100

Our fighters deserve our best, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Dept

Note

Poster showing a soldier raising his gun and yelling while supporting a wounded soldier as a bomb explodes behind them. Produced by the Ordnance Department, U.S. Army. "Keep 'em shooting!" [campaign?]. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-496518. Reference Number: wwp00198

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
Rifles-American
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 100

The battle begins with your job! Do it right, 1942

Dimensions: 40 x 28.5 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a factory worker in the foreground, testing a rifle, and three shadowy soldiers in the background, using rifles. Produced by the War Production Board, War Production Drive Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-502100. No. A-27. Reference Number: wwp00199

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Rifles-American
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 101

You make it right, they make it fight, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 39.75 in.
Creator: Perlin, Bernard, 1918-
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a worker making a gun and soldiers loading it with ammunition. Poster art by Bernard Perlin. Produced by the War Production Board, A-20. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O- 485347. Reference Number: wwp00200

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Artillery (Weaponry)
Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 101

Let's give him enough and on time, 1942

Dimensions: 40 x 28.25 in.
Creator: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Dept

Note

Poster showing a soldier in a torn uniform firing a machine gun. Poster art by Norman Rockwell. Produced by the Ordnance Department, U.S. Army. "Keep 'em shooting!" [campaign?]. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-468088. Reference Number: wwp00201

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
Machine guns
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 101

She's a swell plane, give us more! More production

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: Riggs, Robert, 1896-1970
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a man in a flight uniform smiling as he removes his goggles and points backward. Poster art signed Riggs. Produced by the War Production Board, A-4. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, n.d., 449798. Reference Numbers: wwp00202_0001, wwp00202_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Airplane industry-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 102

Good news from home: More production, 1942

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a soldier smiling and holding up his hand with four fingers splayed as if to count off the words displayed in red text: "tanks", "planes", "guns", "ships". Poster art by Stevan Dohanos. Produced by the War Production Board. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-458371. No. A-6. Reference Number: wwp00203

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 102

Kinda give it your personal attention, will you? More production,

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28 x 40 in.
Creator: Roese, Herbert
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a soldier lying in the grass and holding a gun. Poster art by Herbert Roese. Produced by the War Production Board, A-5. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, n.d., 449799. Reference Numbers: wwp00204_0001, wwp00204_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Machine guns
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 103

Keep the home fires burning: More production! 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a worker stoking a furnace in a production plant. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C., A-10. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-466107. Reference Number: wwp00205

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 103

He's a "fighting fool", give him the best you've got! More production!, 1942

Dimensions: 28.5 x 39.75 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a soldier wearing a helmet and carrying a rifle. Poster art signed [Noxon?]. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-448784. Reference Number: wwp00206

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Rifles-American
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 103

He's a fighting fool, give him the best you've got: More production

Dimensions: 27.75 x 40 in.
Creator: Ludekens, Fred, 1900-
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a soldier using a large artillery gun while three planes fly above him. Poster art by Fred Ludekens. Produced by the War Production Board, A-3. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, n.d., O-449797. Reference Number: wwp00207

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Artillery (Weaponry)
Campaigns & battles-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
Soldiers-American-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 104

Bundles for Berlin: More production!, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Brindle, Melbourne, 1904-
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing soldiers loading bombs on an airplane. Poster art by Melbourne Brindle. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C., A-9. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-464582. Reference Number: wwp00208

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bombs
Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 104

Thank God for American industry, 1942

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a portrait of and quote by Lieut. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Quote in full: "Thank God for American industry—labor and management—which has given us the weapons and the equipment with which to conduct our North African campaign. More power to you." Produced by the War Production Board, War Production Drive Headquarters, Washington, D.C., A-26. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-499027. Reference Number: wwp00209

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 105

We are getting ahead of our enemies in the battle of production, 1942

Extent: 3 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Creator: United States. Office of War Information

Note

Poster showing a photograph of President Roosevelt in an automobile inspecting a document with military officers and a quote by President Roosevelt underneath the photograph. Quote in full: "Having seen the quality of the work and of the workers on our production lines—and coupling these first-hand observations with the reports of actual performance of our weapons on the fighting fronts—I can say to you that we are getting ahead of our enemies in the battle of production." Produced by the Office of War Information, Washington, D. C., Poster No. 13. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-491103. Reference Numbers: wwp00210_0001, wwp00210_0002, wwp00210_0003

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Equipment and supplies
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 106

What you're making may save my Daddy's life, 1942

Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Dahl-Wolfe, Louise
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a young girl holding a picture of a man in uniform. Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D. C., A-17. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469856. Reference Number: wwp00211

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children-1940-1950
Defense industry-United States
Families-1940-1950
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 106

Free labor will win, 1942

Extent: 2 posters
Dimensions: 28.25 x 40 in.
Creator: Bruehl, Anton, 1900-1982
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a factory worker standing in front of an American flag. Photograph by Anton Bruehl. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C., A-18. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-473674. Reference Numbers: wwp00212_0001, wwp00212_0002

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Defense industry-United States
Flags-American-1940-1950
Liberty
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Social aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 107

When you're A.W.O.L. you're working for the Axis, 1942

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing red and gray text on a yellow background. Produced by the War Production Board, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942, O-469855. No. A-15. Reference Number: wwp00213

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Absence without leave
Defense industry-United States
Propaganda, Anti-German-United States
Propaganda, Anti-Japanese-United States
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work
Folder 107

Big things from little ideas grow: Speed victory, let's have your ideas, 1943

Dimensions: 28.5 x 40 in.
Creator: United States. War Production Board

Note

Poster showing a portrait of Thomas Alva Edison with the text: "Thomas Alva Edison, America's greatest inventor worked small ideas into big ones". Produced by the War Production Board, War Production Drive Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Printed: [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, O-508557. No. A-30. Reference Number: wwp00214

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Defense industry-United States
Inventions
World War, 1939-1945-Economic & industrial aspects-United States
World War, 1939-1945-War work