World War II Collection

Dates: 1939-1946
Size: 416 original posters (675 total posters), 42 Soviet cartoons, 1 artifact, 1 box with ephemera and small posters, 2 scrapbooks
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: W00061
Provenance: The bulk of the posters, artifact, scrapbooks and ephemera were found in Special Collections. Poster accession numbers 2019.19-2019.45 were donated by Rev. Martin L. Deppe in 2019.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: World War II Collection, [Box#, Folder # or Accession #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Michelle McCoy, July 2017

Historical Note

World War II (WWII) was a global war that spanned 1939-1945 and involved more than 100 million people from over 30 nations. The United States entered the war in 1941 following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. By the first of January 1942, the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and China along with 22 smaller or exiled governments issued the Declaration by United Nations that affirmed the Atlantic Charter and the goals of the Allied nations in Europe and the Pacific.

World War II posters helped to mobilize people in the United States and other nations. The inexpensive and accessible format enabled messages to be widely disseminated. Government agencies, businesses, and private organizations used the fine and commercial arts in conjunction with simple slogans to link the military front with the home front and call upon men and women to enlist, buy bonds, conserve, boost production and/or refrain from discussing war preparations. In June 1942, the Office of War Information (OWI) was created to control the content and imagery of U.S. government messages.

The OWI developed six themes:

  • The Nature of the Enemy
  • The Nature of our Allies
  • The Need to Work
  • The Need to Fight
  • The Need to Sacrifice
  • The Americans—what we are fighting for: the four freedoms, the principles of the Atlantic Charter, democracy, and an end to discrimination against races and religions.1

The Ministry of Information in Great Britain and VOKS, the Wartime Information Board in Canada and the Soviet Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries operated along similar lines as the OWI.

1Alan Cranston to Norman Ferguson, 17 November 1942, folder: California trip, box 1078, entry E222, NC 148, RG 208, National Archives at College Park (NACP).

Scope and Content

The WWII Collection brings together posters with Soviet anti-Nazi cartoons, artifacts and ephemera related to the war effort. The bulk of the collection is comprised of posters created in the U.S. between 1939 and 1946, but includes posters from Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Not all of the artists or producing organizations have been identified for all of the items in this collection.

Arrangement/Series Description

Series 1: Posters

The posters are representative of government agencies or cooperating organizations such as the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) or the Seagram-Distillers Corporation. These range from recruitment calls from the various branches of the military to home front initiatives by the Civilian Production Administration, the Office of War Information and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A considerable number of posters were created by renowned artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, James Montgomery Flagg, Norman Rockwell, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) and Ben Shahn. Unless specifically noted, the posters were produced between the years 1938-1946.

The posters are arranged alphabetically by title within their corresponding nation of origin: Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, New Zealand or United States. When known, the name of the agency that produced or sponsored the work is listed in the third column.

Series 2: Soviet Cartoon Folio

Series 2 contains prints from the folio: “Anti-Nazi cartoons,” the work of Soviet artists, Moscow, VOKS, 1943. Well-known artists and poets worked on the designs and captions, and most of the posters were produced in limited editions using the stencil process for both graphics and text. Copies were distributed abroad by VOKS, the Soviet Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. The posters were intended to present the USSR favorably to its new allies, including the U.S.

The cartoons are arranged alphabetically by title.

Series 3: Artifacts and Ephemera

This series brings together a range of artifacts, handbills, pamphlets, and scrapbooks that were issued during or related to the war.

The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Related Collections

  • Office of Civilian Defense Records
  • Rollins, Joseph W., Jr. Papers
  • Thatcher, Harold Papers
  • Wertz, Irma Cayton Papers
  • Westbrook, Shelby Papers
  • Winslow, Eugene Papers

The following Neighborhood Collections include some WWII materials and/or photographs:

Chatham-Grand Crossing Community Collection, Chicago City-wide Collection, Chicago Loop Alliance Collection, Englewood Community Collection, Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection, South Chicago Community Collection, South Shore Community Collection, West [Near West] Side Community Collection and West Garfield Park Community Collection.

Container List

Series 1: Posters, Canada

75.941 1944 year of decision, art by Harry Mayerovitch, 1944 Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.942 Attack on all fronts, art by Hubert Rogers, 1943 Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.707 Beware the walls have ears, art by Jac Leonard Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.858.1; 75.858.2 Careless words may cause disaster Director of War Services
75.779.1; 75.779.2 Combattants allies - Vos compatriotes en pays occupe frappent aussi! [Fighting allies - Your compatriots in occupied countries also hit!], circa 1939-1944  
75.766 Come on Canada, art by Hubert Rogers Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.958 Every Canadian must fight, art by Surrey Director of Public Information, Ottawa, Canada
75.708.1; 75.708.2 Get your teeth into the job, art by Nichol Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.850 Hey gang! Keep on licking War Savings Stamps, art by Franklin Arbuckle, 1943 Canadian National War Finance Committee
75.879 If the cap fits wear it! Canada needs you, art by Abugov National Film Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.706.1; 75.706.2 It is essential every man and woman and child… Director of Public Information, Ottawa, Canada
75.881.1; 75.881.2 Let’s go…Canada, art by Everleigh Director of Public Information, Ottawa, Canada
75.878; 75.959 Men of valor, they fight for you, art by Hubert Rogers Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.885 Shoptalk may be sabotalk - The walls have ears, art by Morris Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.957 Somebody talked! The walls have ears Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.880 This is our strength, our forests, art by Everleigh Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, Canada
75.709 Warning the sharp oars of enemy agents Director of Public Information, Ottawa, Canada
75.652.1; 75.652.2 Women are urgently needed Wartime Information Board, Canada

Series 1: Posters, France

75.682.1; 75.682.2; 75.682.3 Aux armes citoyens! Formez vos bataillons… [To arms citizens! Form your battalions…]
75.778 Je parle tu parles il ecoute [I speak, you speak, he listens], art by Rene Louvat, circa 1940
75.781.1; 75.781.2 Les Colonies Francaises libre [Free French colonies]
75.780.1; 75.780.2 Ne desesperez donc pas [Don’t despair]

Series 1: Posters, Germany

89.32.3 Kriegsziele der Entente nach den Geheimvertragen ...
89.32.4 Stimmt Deutsch! [True German], art by F. Strassen
89.32.2 Verkauf von Haferflocken oder Hafer Grüße auf Lebensmittel karten der Stadt Berlin
89.32.1 Zunahme der Kohleförderung seit 1885, [Increase in coal production since 1885], Hofbuchdruckerei Hermann Bergman, Berlin, Germany

Series 1: Posters, Great Britain

75.760 150 two-ton bombs fall on the German city of Dusseldorf in 15 minutes British Information Services, New York
75.689 A tous les Francais, vive la France! 4 Carlton Gardens, London  
75.966 [Airplane flying over barracks] H.M. Stationery Office
75.619; 75.621 Aircraft of the R.A.F H.M. Stationery Office
75.628 Back them up! A British “Commando” raid on a German-held port in Norway H.M. Stationery Office
75.626 Back them up! A British cruiser ramming an Italian submarine in the Mediterranean H.M. Stationery Office
75.629 Back them up! A British tank attack in the Western desert H.M. Stationery Office
75.616 Back them up! A raid of the “Hudsons”… art by C.E. Turner, Chromoworks Ltd., London  
75.627 Back them up! art by Harold Pym H.M. Stationery Office
75.630 Back them up! Heavy “Stirling” bombers… art by Roy Nockolds  
75.618 Back them up! The bombing in daylight of the power station at Knapsack, Germany by the Royal Air Force, Chromoworks Ltd., London  
75.617 Back them up! The capture of the German submarine U 570 by a Lockheed “Hudson,” art by W. Krogman, Chromoworks Ltd., London  
75.782 Back up the fighting forces, art by Mackinlay H.M. Stationery Office
75.1218 Britain’s new “Spitfire” H.M. Stationery Office
75.762 British Commonwealth of Nations  
75.536 Careless talk costs lives - Be careful what you say and where you say it! art by Fongassen British Information Services, New York
75.535 Careless talk costs lives - But of course it mustn’t go any further! art by Fongassen British Information Services, New York
75.533 Careless talk costs lives - Don’t forget that walls have ears! art by Fongassen British Information Services, New York
75.534 Careless talk costs lives - You never know who's listening! art by Fongassen British Information Services, New York
75.614 Careless talk may cost his life, Brent Press, Ltd., London  
75.755 [Churchill statement before a joint session of Congress Dec. 26, 1941] British Information Services, New York
75.620 Come then let us to the task, Fosh & Cross, Ltd., London  
75.291 Denmark unconquered though captive  
75.784 Every rivet, a bullet, speed the ships! H.M. Stationery Office
75.783 Fall in the fire-bomb fighters! H.M. Stationery Office
75.761.1; 75.761.2 Freedom shall prevail! British Information Services, New York
75.584 Give thanks to the everyday heroes of Britain's Merchant Navy British Information Services, New York
75.586 Great Britain, her natural & industrial resources British Information Services
75.969 He’s in the silent service, are you? H.M. Stationery Office
75.785; 75.888.1; 75.888.2 Hit back with your War Savings, art by Farr H.M. Stationery Office
75.856 How to tackle a fire bomb H.M. Stationery Office
75.967 If you can’t go to the factory H.M. Stationery Office
75.681.1; 75.681.2 Invaded but not conquered [Marianne], art by Allyn Cox  
75.753 Keep the wheels turning! Repair work, art by Frank Newbould H.M. Stationery Office
75.758.1; 75.758.2 Leaders of the Royal Air Force, Chromoworks Ltd., London, circa 1941  
75.775 [Letter from British soldier to Soviet Union, British War Poster in Russian for Soviet Union]  
75.612 Mightier yet! Britain’s mechanised army, art by Harold Pym H.M. Stationery Office
75.890.1; 75.890.2 More ships, come on! H.M. Stationery Office
75.970 Mothers, let them go H.M. Stationery Office
75.756 [Nest with four eggs and National Savings Stamp] H.M. Stationery Office
75.622.1; 75.622.2 Never was so much owed by so many, Lowe & Brudone Printers Ltd., London  
75.839; 75.887 Poland, first to fight, art by Marek Zulawaski, circa 1939 [BBC European Service]
75.754 RN/CA Tagfighters R.A.F. British Information Services, New York
75.757 Royal Air Force raids are smashing German industry H.M. Stationery Office
75.889.1; 75.889.2 Signal is save British H.M. Stationery Office
75.965 [Tank smashing through enemy lines] H.M. Stationery Office
75.971 Thank you says the soldier caring for evacuees... H.M. Stationery Office
75.615 Tighten your grip! art by Frank Newbould H.M. Stationery Office
75.1217 Transport is vital! Don’t clog the wheels The Thomas Tilling Group of Companies, England
75.964 Travel mid-week for comfort The Thomas Tilling Group of Companies, England
75.768 Un seul combat pour une seule patrie [A single battle for a single country], art by Knopf  
75.611 Victory is in your hands! Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd.  
75.641 War production - Make your money provide, art by Austin Cooper, Johnson Riddle and Co., Ltd., Penge, S.E. 20  
75.893 War savings are warships, art by Norman Wilkinson H.M. Stationery Office
75.891.1; 75.891.2 War Savings campaign, art by Harold Pym, Fosh & Cosh, Ltd., London  
75.968 Watch your talk for his sake H.M. Stationery Office
75.759.1; 75.759.2 What I know - I keep to myself H.M. Stationery Office
75.972 Will you give a helping hand too? circa 1940 H.M. Stationery Office
75.752 Women take over on British Railroad Systems British Information Services, New York
75.704 You are on war work H.M. Stationery Office
75.613 You can help to build me a gun, J. Weiner Ltd., London  
75.610 You can help to build me a plane, J. Weiner, Ltd., London  
75.606 You can help to build me a ship, J. Weiner, Ltd., London  

Series 1: Posters, Netherlands

75.742 De Marine Roept, Jongens van Stavast..., [1940 The Navy calls - Boys of Stavast, ask for information at the Department of the Navy], art by Ludberg, Marine - Voorlichtingsdienst, Netherlands Royal Netherlands Navy
75.745 De Stadswacht Waakt, [The civic guard watches], art by H. Van Ingen Surabaya [Indonesia], circa 1945-1946  
75.746 Draagt bij voor de motoriseering van stads-en landwachten, Ofßetdruk Soekaboem Shelpersdrukkerij  
75.741 Prepared. Chocks removed, art by F. Thiessen Jr. (2 posters in one) Royal Netherlands Indies Army
75.744 Saja orang Marine, toeroetlah saja! Royal Netherlands Navy

Series 1: Posters, New Zealand

75.776; 75.777 New Zealand fights for the future, art by A.T. Peel, 1942

Series 1: Posters, United States

75.590 17 years old - Now you can fly for Navy Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board, Board of Trade, Chicago
75.665 1778-1943 - Americans will always fight for liberty, art by Bernard Perlin, 1943 Government Printing Office
75.289; 75.290 5000 Danish seamen sailing for United Nations on 800,000 tons of Danish ships, art by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 1945  
75.645 6th War Loan, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.601.2; 75.602.1; 75.602.2; 75.602.3 A boy died last night The Louisville Courier-Journal
75.663 A careless word - Another cross, art by John Atherton, 1943 Office of War Information
75.666.1; 75.666.2 A careless word - A needless loss, art by Anton Otto Fischer, 1943 Government Printing Office
75.884.2; 75.884.3 A careless word - A needless sinking, art by Anton Otto Fischer, 1942 Office of War Information
75.921 A crop that never fails - Buy more bonds, art by E.V. Johnson, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.604 A word of thanks, circa 1943 American Red Cross
75.737; 75.738 Again, art by Thomas Hart Benton, Litho. Co., circa 1941  
75.1213.2 Airborne Command (with news map) U.S. Army
75.608 All fuel is scarce, art by Albert Dorne, 1945 Solid Fuels Administration for War
75.595.1; 75.595.2; 75.595.3 America at war, circa 1942 Department of the Treasury and F.W. Woolworth Co.
75.726 America needs your scrap rubber, 1942 War Production Board
75.800 Are you 18 or 19? Enlist now - Be ready to make history! circa 1942 Army Recruiting and Induction Service
75.649 Are you a girl with a star spangled heart? Join the WAC now! art by Bradshaw Crandell, circa 1943 Women’s Army Corps, U.S. Army
75.596 Army shows us, Chicago Tribune, 4 July 1943  
75.667.1; 75.667.2 Atlantic Charter, 1941 Division of Public Inquiries
75.899.1; 75.899.2; 75.899.3 Attack, attack, attack - Buy War Bonds, art by Ferdinand Warren, 1942 Department of the Treasury
88.10.8 Attention women! Join the WAAC, 1943 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
75.657 Avenge December 7, art by Bernard Perlin, 1942 Office of War Information
75.598 Avengers shadow, more metal, art by Rollin Kirby, 1943 War Department, Bureau of Public Relations
75.729; 75.730; 88.10.3 Aviation Cadet training, art by [Ramus Fischer], 1942 U.S. Army Air Forces
75.882.3; 2019.39 Award for careless talk, art by Stevan Dohanos, 1944 Office of War Information
75.914 Back the attack - Buy an extra $100 War Bond, 1943 Department of the Treasury
2019.27 Back the attack - Buy extra bonds, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.912; 2019.28 Back’em up - Buy extra Bonds, [General Dwight D. Eisenhower], art by Boris Chaliapin, 1944 Department of the Treasury
2019.35 The battle-wise infantryman is careful of what he says or writes – How about you? art by Jes Schlaikjer, 1944 Office of War Information
75.920 Be a cadet nurse - The girl with a future, art by Jon Whitcomb, 1944 Public Health Service, Federal Security Agency
75.852 Be a Marine - Free a Marine, 1943 U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve
75.937 Be a ship’s officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines, 1943 U.S. Maritime Service
75.703 Be an Army flyer, [triangular shape] U.S. Army
75.790.1; 75.790.2; 75.790.3 Be an aviation mechanic in the Air Corps, art by Spezio, circa 1941 U.S. Army
75.552.1; 75.552.2 Be kind to animals - They need your aid, art by Dennis Morgan, 1942 The American Humane Association, Albany, New York
75.718.1; 75.718.2 Belgium fights on, art by R. Sturbelle Belgian Information Center, New York
75.719 Belgium sails for victory, art by Lette Lhevoleries Belgian Information Center, New York
75.939 Big things from little things grow Government Printing Office
75.908 Bits of careless talk are pieced together by the enemy, art by Stevan Dohanos, 1943 War Department, Army Service Forces
75.812 Bonds build ships! Buy more bonds, art by George Picken, 1945 Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.720 Books are weapons in the war of ideas, art by Broder, 1942 Office of War Information
75.902 Boost your bond buying thru payroll savings, 1943 Government Printing Office
75.825.1; 75.825.2 British War Relief Society - Help now, art by McClelland Barclay, circa 1942 British War Relief Society Inc., Chicago
75.600; 75.823 British War Relief Society, art by Frank Reilly British War Relief Society Inc., Chicago
75.821 Build and fight in the Navy Seabees, 1943 U.S. Navy Bureau of Yards & Docks
75.591 Build and fight with the Engineers, [stamped U.S. District Engineer Office, Chicago], 1943 U.S. Army
75.910 Buy bonds for him, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.808 Buy War Bonds, art by Symeon Shimin Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.857.1; 75.857.2 Buy War Bonds, art by Ha a Tee Ben and Eah Ha Wa, untrimmed, circa 1942 Education Section, War Savings Staff, U.S. Department of the Treasury
75.909 Buy your extra 6th War Loan Bonds here, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.601.1 Buying a bond is no sacrifice, art by Xavier Gonzalez, (2 posters), 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.822.1; 75.822.2 BWRS - You can help British War Relief Society Inc., New York
75.633.1; 75.633.2; 75.633.3 Can all you can - It’s a real war job! 1943 Office of War Information
75.594 Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? 1942 U.S. Army Air Forces
75.568; 88.10.2 Can you qualify for one of these Army openings, 1942 U.S. Army
75.907; 2019.37 Careless talk - Got there first, art by Ray Prohaska, 1944 Office of War Information
75.933 Careless talk - Got there first, 1944 Office of War Information
2019.34 Careless talk - Got there first, art by Herbert Morton Stoops, 1944 Office of War Information
75.805 Carry your share - Buy War Bonds, art by Joseph Hirsch, 1943 Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.831 Como un solo hombre [As one man], art by Antonio Arias Bernal Asuntos Interamericanos (Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs)
75.732 Construction workers - Build and fight for victory - Join the Seabees, art by John Falter,1943 U.S. Army and Navy
75.1213.1 Convoy (and news map), 1942 U.S. Army
75.935; 2019.42 Could this be you? Don’t travel - Unless your trip helps win the war, 1945 Office of Defense Transportation
75.763.1; 75.763.2; 75.763.3; 75.763.4; 75.763.5 Czechoslovakia will live again, 1942 Czechoslovak Information Service
75.764.1; 75.764.2; 75.764.3; 75.764.4 Czechoslovaks carry on Czechoslovak Information Center, New York
75.894 Czechoslovaks, your allies, art by Peel, 1943 Czechoslovak Information Center, New York
75.947 Death on subs! art by Jon Whitcomb U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships
75.792.1; 75.792.2 Defend your country - Enlist now, art by Thomas B. Woodburn U.S. Army
75.699.1; 75.699.2; 75.699.3; 75.699.4 Do your part - Join the WAAC, 1942 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
75.898 Doing all you can brother? Buy War Bonds, art by Robert Sloan, 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.712 Don’t be a bottleneck - Beat the promise Radio Corporation of America
75.655.1; 75.655.2 Don’t burn waste paper, art by Rabkin Division of Information, Office of Emergency Management
75.748.1; 75.748.2 Don’t let him down! 1941 Office of Emergency Management, Division of Information
75.833 Don’t let that shadow touch them - Buy War Bonds, art by Lawrence Beall Smith, 1942 Department of the Treasury
75.961; 75.962A-C Don’t let the absenteeism bug get you, 1943 War Production Board, Civilian Production Administration
75.901; 2019.23 Don’t shiver next winter - Order coal now! art by Egmont Arens, 1942-1945 Solid Fuels Administration for War
75.834 Dust Paris Green on swamps and ponds, art by Margo, 1943 Public Health Service
75.743.1; 75.743.2 Dutch fight on to victory, art by Peel, 1942  
75.928 Eat the basic 7 - Every day! 1943 Department of Agriculture, War Food Administration
75.700 Either can do the enemy’s work - Fire Prevention Week, October 3 to 9, 1941-1945 National Board of Underwriters
75.669 Enemy sighted - Attack!, art by John Falter, 1942 U.S. Navy
75.863.1; 75.863.2 England’s homeless need your help! British War Relief Society, Inc., Chicago
75.859; 75.905; 75.929 Enlist in a proud profession - Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, art by Carolyn Moorhead Edmundson, 1943 Public Health Service
75.683.1; 75.683.2 Even in this friendly tavern there may be enemy ears, art by Essargee (Seymour R. Goff), 1943-1945 Seagram-Distillers Corporation for U.S. Office of War Information
75.749.1; 75.749.2; 75.749.3 Every man, woman and child is a partner - President Roosevelt, 1942 Office of War Information
75.977.1; 75.977.2 Every minute counts, 1943-1945 Office of War Information
75.532 Extra war bonds - 5th War Loan, art by John Atherton, No. 40, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.1213.3 Facts about the Soviet Union, 1945 Army Service Forces, New York
75.886 Fight mosquitos at home - Spray, art by Margo, 1943 Public Health Service
75.953 Fighting Filipinos - we will always fight for freedom, 1943 Office of Special Services, Commonwealth of the Philippines
2019.29 Fire Away! - Buy extra bonds - In memory U.S.S. “Dorado,” art by Georges Schreiber, 1944  
75.930 Five Sullivan brothers missing in action off the Solomons, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.787.1; 75.787.2 Flag of the United States of America U.S. Army
75.634 Fly, art by Stan Ekman, circa 1942 U.S. Army Air Forces
75.915 Food is a weapon - Don’t waste it! 1943 Office of War Information
75.807 For all the brave - Buy War Bonds Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.851 For baby’s future - Buy War Bonds, circa 1943 Office of War Information
75.605.1; 75.605.2; 75.605.3; 75.605.4 For health - Eat some food from each group - Every day! 1943 Department of Agriculture
75.701.1; 75.701.2 For service in Civilian Defense, 1943 Office of Civilian Defense
75.553.2; 75.906.2 For victory and my personal post war world, 1944 Office of Stabilization
2019.25 For victory - And my personal post-war world - I’m following the 7-key plan to hold down prices Office of Economic Stabilization
75.702 For victory, for peace, 1933-1943, art by Martin Chicago Council of American-Soviet Friendship
75.686.1; 75.686.2 Free speech doesn’t mean careless talk, art by Essargee (Seymour R. Goff), 1943-1945 Seagram-Distillers Corporation for U.S. Office of War Information
75.547.1; 75.547.2; 75.547.3 General Order, 1941 U.S. Army Recruiting Service
75.794.1; 75.794.2 Give ‘em both barrels, art by Jean Carlu, 1941 Office of Emergency Management
89.30.8 Give it your best, 1942 Office of War Information
75.772.1; 75.772.2 Give now! Help a Russian, art by Leo Tanenbaum, 1941 Russian War Relief Inc., Chicago
75.950 Good news from home - Tanks, planes, guns, ships - More production, art by Stevan Dohanos, 1942 War Production Board
75.765.1; 75.765.2; 75.765.3; 75.765.4 Greece fights on, art by E. McKnight Kauffer, 1942 Greek Office of Information
75.789.1; 75.789.2; 75.789.3 Guard our shores, 1941 U.S. Army
75.952.1; 75.952.2; 2019.41 Have you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club, art by Harold von Schmidt, 1944 Office of Price Administration
75.659 Having seen the quality of the work..., Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1942 Office of War Information
75.650.1; 75.650.2 He’ll be home sooner - Now you’ve joined the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1944 U.S. Navy
75.895.1; 75.895.2; 75.895.3 Help bring them back to you, art by Criss, 1943 Office of War Information
75.572 Help China! China is helping us, art by James Montgomery Flagg, circa 1944 United China Relief
75.750.1; 75.750.2 Help Russian war relief Russian War Relief Inc., Chicago
2017.32 Help your library win a prize - Buy war bonds today, circa 1939-1945  
75.573 He’s up to his neck, too - But, he’s giving - Give to your community - war fund, 1942  
75.559.1 High sign for victory - Boost your payroll savings, 1944 Department of the Treasury, War Finance Division
75.960 His war is over - Yours isn’t - Buy extra bond - 6th War Loan, 1944 Department of the Treasury, War Finance Division
75.670.1; 75.670.2; 75.670.3; 75.670.4; 75.670.5; 75.670.6; 75.670.7; 75.670.8; 75.670.9; 75.670.10 Hit hard and often with the Marines, circa 1944 U.S. Marine Corps
75.771 [Hitler caged and shackled like a dog], 1941 Russian War Relief Inc.
75.786 Hitler wants us to believe that, 1943 Office of War Information
75.931 Homemaker’s war guide, 1942 Office of War Information
75.948.1; 75.948.2 How to shop with war ration book two, 1943 Government Printing Office
75.563.1; 75.563.2 How you can help your country in the WAAC, 1942 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
75.664 I need your skill in a war job! art by James Montgomery Flagg, 1943 Office of War Information
75.550.1; 75.550.2; 75.550.3 I want you for the U.S. Army, art by James Montgomery Flagg, 1941 U.S. Army
75.809 If you can’t go across - Come across! Buy War Bonds, art by Ernest Fiene, 1943 Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.818 If you must talk - Tell it to the Marines, circa 1942 U.S. Marine Corps
75.661 If you talk too much - This man may die, 1943 Office of War Information
75.609.1; 75.609.2; 75.609.3 If you tell where he’s going - He may never get there, art by John Falter, 1943 Office of War Information, Adjutant General’s Office
75.916.1; 75.916.2 I’m counting on you! Don’t discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment, art by Leon Helguera, 1943 Office of War Information
2019.24 I’m out to lick runaway prices - Let’s all follow the 7-key plan to hold prices down Office of Economic Stabilization
75.583 In a blackout, [hand painted tempera on paper]  
75.816 Independence July 4, 1776 - They kept the faith and so do you every time you lend a dime for War Savings Stamps, art by James Henry Daugherty, 1942 Department of the Treasury
75.678; 75.679 Insignia, decorations and medals of the U.S. Army, 1942 U.S. Army, Commercial Credit Company
75.676 Invent for Victory, art by Elmo White, 1942 National Inventor’s Council, Department of Commerce
75.806 Invest in invasion - Buy War Bonds, art by Harold Lehman, 1943 Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.934 Invest tobacco dollars in war bonds, 1944 Office of War Information
75.924 Is your trip necessary? Needless travel interferes with the war effort, 1943 Office of Defense Transportation
75.578.1; 75.578.2; 75.578.3 It’s a grand and glorious feeling, enlist in the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.731 It’s a woman’s war too! Join the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1942 U.S. Navy
75.624 I’ve found the job where I fit best - Find your war job in industry - Agriculture - Business, art by George Ryan, 1943 Office of War Information
75.846 Jenny on the job, eats man size meals, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.845 Jenny on the job, gets her beauty sleep, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.843 Jenny on the job, has her fun after work, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.840 Jenny on the job, home was never like this, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.844 Jenny on the job, keeps fresh as a daisy, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.841 Jenny on the job, lift weight the easy way, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.842 Jenny on the job, steps ahead with low heels, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.847 Jenny on the job, wear styles, art by Kula Robbins, 1943 Public Health Service
75.936 Join the fighting men of the U.S. Merchant Marine, 1943 U.S. Maritime Service
75.705 Join the Illinois WAC Regiment Today, Chicago, circa 1942 U.S. Women’s Army Corps
75.727 Junk rains hell on Axis, 1942 Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, New York
75.793.1; 75.793.2; 75.793.3 Keep ‘em flying Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks for the U.S. Army
75.798.1; 75.798.2; 75.798.3 Keep ‘em flying, art by Cecil Golding New York Graphic Society, Inc.
75.728.1; 75.728.2; 75.728.3; 75.728.4; 75.728.5; 88.10.4 Keep ‘em flying! Air crews are vital for victory, art by Ivan Dmitri, 1942 (copy 88.10.4 has a strip glued onto poster for Aviation Cadet Examining Board, Chicago) U.S. Army
75.717.1; 75.717.2; 75.717.3; 75.717.4; 75.717.5; 75.717.6; 75.717.7; 75.717.8; 75.717.9; 75.717.10; 75.717.11; 75.717.12; 75.717.13; 75.717.14; 75.717.15; 75.717.16 Keep ‘em flying is our battle cry - First class fighting men needed, art by Dan Smith, 1942 U.S. Army
75.537 Keep ‘em rolling! - With payroll savings, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.837 Keep out malaria mosquitos, repair your torn screens, art by Margo, undated Public Health Service
75.713 Keep punching - In the battle of production, art by Alexander Radio Corporation of America
75.913 Keep the home front pledge - Pay no more than ceiling prices, art by Fred G. Cooper, 1944 Office of Price Administration
75.940 Keep up the good work - Keep down living costs, art by Leon Helguera, 1943 Office of Price Administration
75.677 Keys for victory, 1942 Junior Association of Commerce of Chicago
75.694.1 Keys for victory - Old keys and locks contain scarce metals Division of Salvage, Office of Civilian Defense and Bureau of Industrial Conservation
75.561 Killing time is killing men, art by Reynold Brown, 1943 North American Aviation
75.796 Kinda give it your personal attention, will you? More production, art by Herbert Roese, 1942 War Production Board
75.830 La union es la fuerza [Union is strength], art by Antonio Arias Bernal, 1941-1945 Asuntos Interamericanos (Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs)
2019.36 Less dangerous than careless talk, art by Albert Dorne, 1944 Office of War Information
75.562 Let ‘em have it - Buy extra bonds, art by Bernard Perlin, 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.819 Let’s get this shield up! 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.876 Let’s get to work to make Americans strong, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.820 Let’s go - Help “fire that last shot” with the U.S. Marines, U.S. Court House, Chicago, 1942 U. S. Marines
75.675.1; 75.675.2; 75.675.3 Let’s go! 1941 U.S. Marines
75.548.1; 75.548.2; 75.548.3 Let’s go! U.S.A. Keep ‘em flying! Air Corps, 1941 U.S. Army
75.815 Lexington, 1775 - They fought for freedom, we fight to keep it - Buy War Stamps & Bonds, art by James Henry Daugherty, 1942 Department of the Treasury
75.829 Libertad de cultos - libertad de palabra – libres - libres de miseria - libres de temor, art by Herbert Bayer, 1942 Asuntos Interamericanos (Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs)
75.767.1; 75.767.2 Liberté…liberté cherie...Conduis soutiens nos bras vengeurs [Liberty…sweet liberty...Guide and support our vengeful arms], art by Natacha Carlu, circa 1942 Free French Press and Information Service
75.684.1; 75.684.2 Look who’s listening, art by Essargee (Seymour R. Goff) Seagram-Distillers Corporation for U.S. Office of War Information
75.688 Loose lips might sink ships, art by Essargee (Seymour R. Goff), 1941-1944 Seagram-Distillers Corporation for U.S. Office of War Information
75.804.1; 75.804.2 Make this pledge, I pay no more than top legal prices, 1943 Office of Price Administration
75.671.1; 75.671.2; 75.671.3 Marines have landed! art by James Montgomery Flagg, 1941 U.S. Marine Corps
75.680 Marines on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945, art by Joe Rosenthal, 1945 Associated Press Newsphoto
75.696 Mastery not brotherhood, art by Thomas Hart Benton, circa 1942  
75.716 Materials are precious! Let’s make every piece count [anti-Japanese], art by Alexander  
2019.43 Me travel? Not this summer – Vacation at home, art by Albert Dorne, 1944 Office of Defense Transportation
75.592 Meat on your point budget, May 1943 Consumers’ Guide
75.943 Men of 18 and 19 - now you can choose your branch of service, 1942 U.S. Army
75.747.1; 75.747.2 Men working together, 1942 Office of Emergency Management
2019.30 A message about food from the President of the United States [Harry S. Truman], 1945  
2019.31 Miles of hell to Tokyo! Work where you’re needed, art by Amos Sewell, 1945 War Manpower Commission
75.865 Millions now don’t get the food they need, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.923 Millions of troops are on the move, art by Montgomery Melbourne, 1943 Office of Defense Transportation
75.569 Missing…[in action], art by Amos Sewell Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Cleveland, Ohio
75.860 Mr. hog producer, hat’s off to you! 1944 War Food Administration
75.555 Navy V-5, art by James Giusti U.S. Navy
75.911 Nest eggs won’t hatch unless you set on them - Hang on to your War Bonds, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.687.1; 75.687.2 No room for rumors, art by Essargee (Seymour R. Goff), circa 1942 Seagram-Distillers Corporation for U.S. Office of War Information
75.607.1; 75.607.2 Now - More than ever - You need a home nursing course American Red Cross
75.1214 Now is the time, 1942 U.S. Army
75.877 NRA member U.S. - We do our part National Recovery Administration
75.827 Oh boy! What a break, art by Margo, 1943 Government Printing Office
2019.19 “Of Course I Can! - I’m patriotic as can be, and ration points don’t worry me!” art by Dick Williams, 1944 Office of War Information for War Food Administration
75.585 On guard for health defense - Fresh fruits...  
75.565.1; 75.565.2; 88.10.1 One for all and all for one - Keep ‘em flying! art by Harvey [Dunn]. 1942 U.S. Army
75.566 OPA program, 1942 Office of Price Administration
75.900 Order coal now! Keep warm next winter, 1944 Solid Fuels Administration for War
75.593 Our flag - the Army’s inspiration, 6 April 1942 Chicago Daily Tribune
75.955 Our quota is...5th War Loan, 1944 Department of the Treasury
2019.21 Our wounded need help! American Red Cross
75.691.1; 75.691.2; 75.691.3; 89.30.3; 89.30.9 Ours...to fight for freedom from want, art by Norman Rockwell, 1943 Office of War Information
89.30.5; 89.30.6; 75.690.1; 75.690.2; 75.690.3; 75.690.4; 75.690.5 Ours…to fight for freedom from fear, art by Norman Rockwell, 1943 Office of War Information
75.945 Pass the ammunition - Produce for your Navy! art by Howard Scott, 1942 U.S. Navy
75.556 Pledge of the soldier of supply, 1943 Department of Supply Services
75.918 Prevent forest fires! 1944 Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
75.835; 75.838 Protect yourself - Mosquito proof your home, art by Margo, 1943 Public Health Service
75.635.1; 75.635.2 Proud I’ll say - Join the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.644.1; 75.644.2 Pull for victory - Buy War Savings Certificates regularly British War Relief Society, Chicago
75.938 Quiet please - Our war workers need their sleep City of Chicago Noise Abatement Commission
75.855 Quiet - Noise wastes energy National Noise Movement Council, New York City
75.849.1; 75.849.2 [Quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s message to Congress, Jan. 7, 1943] Government Printing Office
75.883.1; 75.883.2 Rationing means a fair share for all of us, 1943 Office of Price Administration
75.817 Remember last December! Enlist in the Navy today, art by John Falter, 1942 U.S. Navy
75.697 Right is might, art by Stu Graves, 1942 U.S. Army
75.693.1; 75.693.2; 75.693.3; 89.30.4 Save freedom of speech - Buy War Bonds, art by Norman Rockwell, 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.692.2; 75.692.3; 75.692.4 Save freedom of worship - Buy War Bonds, art by Norman Rockwell, 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.861 Save his life…and find your own - Be a Nurse Office of War Information
75.603.1; 75.603.2; 75.603.3 Save waste fats for explosives, art by Henry Koerner, 1943 Office of War Information
75.698 Save your cans - Help pass the ammunition, art by McClelland Barclay, circa 1943 War Production Board
75.564.1; 75.564.2 Score one for the mechanics too! Keep ‘em flying! art by N. Sickles, 1942 U.S. Army
75.654.1; 75.654.2 Semper fidelis, art by Carl Shreve U.S. Marine Corps
75.904.1; 75.904.2 Serve those who served - Nurses are needed, art by Spenser Douglass Crockwell, 1945 Veteran’s Administration
75.734 Share the deeds of victory - Join the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.795 She’s a swell plane - Give us more - More production, art by Robert Riggs, 1942 War Production Board
75.579.1; 75.579.2; 75.579.3 She’s helping to win…How about you - Serve in the Navy - Enlist in the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.574.1; 75.574.2 Show you care, give your share, 1943 The Community and War Fund, Chicago
75.566.1; 75.566.2; 75.566.3 Signal Corps needs men - Secret weapons - Keep ‘em flying! art by N. Sickles, 1942 U.S. Army
75.549.1; 75.549.2; 75.549.3; 75.549.4; 75.549.5 Soldiers’ life - Make the regular army your career, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1941 U.S. Army
75.866 Some can’t buy, some don’t know, some don’t try, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.656 Someone talked, art by Siebel, 1942 Office of War Information
75.640.1-8 Soviet War Posters, folio of 8, circa 1944 Russian War Relief, New York, reproduced by Metropolitan Museum of Art
75.695; 75.739; 75.740 Sowers, art by Thomas Hart Benton, Litho. Co., 1942  
75.810 Speed the day with War Bonds, art by Joseph Hirsch Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.587 Spirit of 431 the Wave, Chicago Sunday Tribune, Picture Section, 4 July 1943  
75.836 Spray to kill, art by Margo, 1943 Public Health Service
75.581.1; 75.581.2; 75.581.3; 75.581.4 Stamp out black markets with your ration stamps - Pay no more than legal prices, 1943 Office of Price Administration
75.685.1; 75.685.2 Starve him with silence, art by Essargee (Seymour R. Goff) Seagram-Distillers Corporation
75.963; 75.567 Starve the squander bug - Buy more war bonds, art by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.897 Strong in the strength of the Lord, art by David Stone Martin, 1942 Office of War Information
2017.30.1; 2017.30.2 Sub spotted - Let ‘em have it, art by McClelland Barclay, 1942 U.S. Navy
75.919 Take care! Idle hands work for Hitler, 1942 War Production Board
75.946 Take it from me, brother - We’ve still got a big job to do, art by Howard Scott, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.597 Teamwork freed Africa - And we helped! 1943 War Production Board
75.926 Ten years ago the Nazis burned these books - But free Americans can still read them, 1943 Office of War Information
75.721 There is magic in ‘scrap’ Inland Steel, Chicago
75.733 There’s a man-size job for you in your Navy - Enlist in the WAVES, art by John Falter, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.867 There’s danger, when people tire too easily, when minds are slow to think, when bodies can’t fight disease, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.868 These breed danger, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.869 These build strength - Meals that are ample, meals well prepared, meals rich in protective foods, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
2019.32 They’ll let us know when to quit! Lyman Anderson, 1944 War Manpower Commission
75.896 They’re fighting harder than ever - Are you buying more war bonds than ever? art by Hewitt, 1943 Department of the Treasury
75.662 They’ve got more important places to go than you - Save rubber, art by Walter Richards, 1942 Office of Emergency Management
75.571.1; 75.571.2; 75.571.3; 75.571.4; 75.571.5 Thirteen roads to adventure for men 18 and 19, 1942 U.S. Army
75.660 This is Nazi brutality, art by Ben Shahn, 1942 Office of War Information
88.10.7 This is our war…Join the WAAC, 1942 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
75.925.1; 75.925.2 This is the enemy (Nazi dagger in Bible), 1943 Office of War Information
75.976.1; 75.976.2; 75.976.3 Time is short, circa 1942 Office of Emergency Management
75.848.3; 2017.34.1; 2017.34.2 To all who use libraries - This is our war, 1942 Office of War Information
75.903 To have and to hold - Buy War Bonds, 1944 Department of the Treasury
2019.26 To have and to hold - Buy War Bonds! 1944 [large poster] Department of the Treasury
2019.26 To have and to hold - Buy War Bonds! 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.811 To keep our land secure - Buy War Bonds, art by Leon Kroll, 1945 Abbott Laboratories for the Treasury’s Schools-at-War Program
75.653 Twice a patriot, 1943 War Production Board
75.791.1; 75.791.2 U.S. Army at home abroad, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1941 U.S. Army
75.551.1; 75.551.2 U.S. Army, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1940 U.S. Army
75.551.3; 75.551.4; 75.551.5 U.S. Army - Guardian of the Colors, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1940 U.S. Army
75.674.1; 75.674.2; 75.674.3 U.S. Marines - On land, at sea, in the air - Defend America, art by Paul Woyshner, 1942 U.S. Marine Corps
75.672.1; 75.672.2 U.S. Marines want you U.S. Marine Corps
75.853; 75.854 U.S. needs us strong - Eat nutritional food, 1942 Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services
75.828 Unidos para la victoria [United for the victory], art by Antonio Arias Bernal, circa 1942 Asuntos Interamericanos (Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs)
75.554.1; 75.554.2 United - The United Nations fight for freedom, art by Leslie Darrell Ragan, 1943 Office of War Information
75.560; 75.774.1; 75.774.2; 89.30.7 United Nations fight for freedom, art by Steve Broder, 1943 Office of War Information
75.788.1; 75.788.2; 75.788.3 United States Army - Then, now, forever, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1940 U.S. Army
75.723.1; 75.723.2; 75.723.3; 75.723.4; 75.723.5; 75.723.6; 75.723.7; 75.723.8; 75.723.9 [United States Army decorations service medals] U.S. Army
75.722.1; 75.722.2; 75.722.3; 75.722.4; 75.722.5; 75.722.6; 75.722.7 [United States Army Insignia] U.S. Army
88.10.5; 88.10.6 [United States Army Insignia], Recruiting Publicity Bureau, 1942 U.S. Army
75.582.1; 75.582.2; 75.582.3; 75.582.4 United we are strong - United we will win, Art by Henry Koerner, 1943 Office of War Information
75.714; 75.978.1; 75.978.2 United we stand - Divided we fall Office of Emergency Management
2019.20 Urgent Notice - Don’t Discuss, circa 1945  
75.636.1; 75.636.2; 75.636.3; 75.636.4; 75.636.5 V...Free Czechoslovakia, 1943 Czechoslovak Information Service
75.570 WAAC expanded by Executive Order! 1942 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
75.673.1; 75.673.2; 75.673.3 Want action? Join U.S. Marine Corps, art by James Montgomery Flagg U.S. Marine Corps
2019.40 Wanted! for murder - Careless talk costs lives, art by Victor Keppler, 1944 Office of War Information
75.751.1; 75.751.2; 75.751.3; 75.751.4 Wanted in Prague, circa 1940 Czechoslovak Information Service
75.632 Warning from the FBI - The war against spies and saboteurs..., 1943 Federal Bureau of Investigation
75.710.1; 75.710.2 We are now in this war, 1941 Office of Emergency Management
75.824.1; 75.824.2 We can help them! art by Carleton McCutcheon British War Relief Society Inc., Chicago
75.944 We caught hell, someone must have talked, 1944 Office of Facts and Figures
75.711 We did it then - We will do it again! Beat the promise, 1941-1942 Radio Corporation of America
75.668 We French workers warn you - Defeat means slavery, starvation, death, art by Ben Shahn, 1942 Office of War Information
75.631 We have just begun to fight! 1943 Office of War Information
75.658.1; 75.658.2; 75.658.3 We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - Remember Dec. 7th!, art by Allen Russell Saalberg, 1942 Office of War Information
75.625 We’ll have lots to eat this winter - Won’t we mother? Grow your own - Can your own, art by Alfed Parker, 1943 Office of War Information
75.646.1; 75.646.2 We’ve got a job to do, Chicago Metropolitan Area  
75.769; 75.770 What is an ‘Aryan’? He is handsome as Goebbels, 1941 Russian War Relief Inc.
75.558 What to do in an air raid, prepared by Johnson & Cushing, New York  
75.862.1; 75.862.2 When a feller needs a friend, art by Vaughn Shoemaker British War Relief Society and Chicago Daily News
75.575.2; 75.575.3; 75.575.4; 75.575.5; 75.575.6; 75.575.7 Wings over America - Air Corps, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1941 U.S. Army
75.575.1; 75.575.8 Wings over America - For national security - Enlist now in the U.S. Army, art by Thomas B. Woodburn, 1941 U.S. Army
75.576.1; 75.735 Women 20 to 36, earn a Navy rating, 1943 U.S. Navy
75.917 Women are needed also as..., 1943 Office of War Information
75.557.1; 75.557.2; 75.648 Women! They can’t do any more, but you can - Join the WAC, 1943 Women’s Army Corps
75.951 Won’t you give my boy a chance to get home? art by Jerome George Rozen, 1944 Office of Defense Transportation
2019.38 “Won’t you give my boy a chance to come home?” Don’t travel unless your trip helps win the war, art by Jerome Rozen, 1944 Office of Defense Transportation
75.623.1; 75.623.2 Work on a farm this summer - Join the U.S. Crop Corps, art by Spencer Douglass Crockwell, 1943 Employment Service
75.715 You and I put the squeeze on the Japanese! Beat the promise, 1941-1942 Radio Corporation of America
75.827; 75.954; 2019.45 You are one of 50,000,000 Americans who must fill out an income tax return by March 15th - File yours early, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.864 You can help make America strong, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.871 You can learn best ways to can and store the foods you need, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.553.1 You can lick runaway prices, art by James Montgomery Flagg, 1941 Office of Economic Stabilization
75.872 You can plan and prepare balanced meals, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.870 You can use the land you have to grow the foods you need, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.932 You can’t afford to miss either! Buy bonds every payday, art by Martha Sawyers, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.956 You may be eligible for the Army U.S. Army
75.927 Your ammunition - Don’t waste it, 1943 Treasury Procurement Conservation Program
75.873 Your community can sponsor a school, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.874 Your community can use many ways to teach family food needs, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.875 Your community can work for low-cost ways, 1941 Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
75.814 Your duty ashore…His afloat - SPARS, art by John J. Floherty Jr, 1944 U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve
2019.44 Your government warns - Prepare for Winter Now! 1944 Solid Fuels Administration for War
75.736 Your scrap brought it down, art by Tudor, 1942 War Production Board
2019.22 Your victory garden counts more than ever! 1945 War Food Administration
75.797 You’re 19 - Buy war bonds - Meet payroll savings, art by Duncan Coburn, 1944 Department of the Treasury
75.773 Yugoslav guerrillas - The second front in Europe, art by Leopoldo Mendez, circa 1942  

Series 2: Soviet Cartoon Folio

The items below were derived from: “Anti-Nazi cartoons,” the work of Soviet artists, Moscow, VOKS (Vsesoi︠u︡znoe obshchestvo kulʹturnoĭ svi︠a︡zi s zagranit︠s︡eĭ) Soviet Union, 1943. (Russian/English text)

75.531.1 Box 1 Folder 14 A German ‘knight’ at the crossways, drawing by Ganf
75.531.25 Box 1 Folder 14 A German tank-run, art by G. Valka
75.531.14 Box 1 Folder 14 A Nazi Santa Claus, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.7 Box 1 Folder 14 A truthful reply, art by Brodati
75.531.24 Box 1 Folder 14 According to his merits, art by Goryeav
75.531.40 Box 1 Folder 14 An evening stroll, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.19 Box 1 Folder 14 An obvious advantage, art by Ganf
75.531.8 Box 1 Folder 14 Apollo Goebbels’s, quadrupled, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.4 Box 1 Folder 14 Armoured terror, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.37 Box 1 Folder 14 At the history lesson, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.5 Box 1 Folder 14 Babblers, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.23 Box 1 Folder 14 The Berlin robber band, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.35 Box 1 Folder 14 Competent speaker, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.22 Box 1 Folder 14 [Eagle on cannon], art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.2 Box 1 Folder 14 Experiments in hypnotism, drawing by Ganf
75.531.42 Box 1 Folder 14 Explosion (title page of folio)
75.531.27 Box 1 Folder 14 The Fascist kennels, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.26 Box 1 Folder 14 Gentleman’s Gestapo dressing-case for agent..., art by Ganf
75.531.38 Box 1 Folder 14 German soldiers for whom the Fuhrer…
75.531.15;
75.531.16
Box 1 Folder 14 German soldiers who do the thinking for themselves
75.531.30 Box 1 Folder 14 In honour of ltalo-German friendship, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.20 Box 1 Folder 14 In occupied Czechoslovakia, art by Brodati
75.531.33 Box 1 Folder 14 In the Hitlerite headquarters, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.32 Box 1 Folder 14 In the land of concentration camps, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.41 Box 1 Folder 14 Lie-locators, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.11 Box 1 Folder 14 Matriculation exams for professors, art by Boris Yefinov
75.531.21 Box 1 Folder 14 [Mussolini], art by Brodati
75.531.31 Box 1 Folder 14 The new contingents, art by A. Bazhenov
75.531.18 Box 1 Folder 14 On a shaky throne, art by Boris Yefimov, VOKS, Moscow, 1943
75.531.13 Box 1 Folder 14 Perky oyster, art by Boris Yefimov
75.531.9 Box 1 Folder 14 Pincers within pincers, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.3 Box 1 Folder 14 Products for mass consumption, art by Yefimov
75.531.29 Box 1 Folder 14 Pure race group, art by Boris Yefinov
75.531.10 Box 1 Folder 14 The ranks of Hitler’s robber hordes, art by Boris Yefinov
75.531.17 Box 1 Folder 14 The Rumanian units after a battle, art by Yevgan
75.531.34 Box 1 Folder 14 Scandalous! art by Kanevsky
75.531.6 Box 1 Folder 14 Tales/Arabian nights of the German high command, art by Kukriniksi
75.531.36 Box 1 Folder 14 The vegetarian-cannibal…, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.28 Box 1 Folder 14 Virtue not its own reward
75.531.39 Box 1 Folder 14 What price a gesture? art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]
75.531.12 Box 1 Folder 14 The wild board, art by Kukriniksi [Kukryniksy]

Series 3: Artifacts and Ephemera

  Box 1 Folder 15 5th War Loan: Campaign Book, U.S. Treasury Department, June-July 1944
  Box 1 Folder 15 6th War Loan: Campaign Book, U.S. Treasury Department, November-December 1944
75.892.4 Box 1 Folder 1 Another 50 facts about Britain at war, British Information Services booklet, New York 1943
75.892.1 Box 1 Folder 1 Educational material, British Information Services, New York, 1943
75.892.2; 75.892.3 Box 1 Folder 1 Educational material notes, British Information Services, New York, 1943
2016.39a-b     Field boot gaitors, stamped Tews, R.A. [U.S. Army], 1942
75.580 Box 1 Folder 2 For speakers only, poster-booklet, U.S. Department of the Treasury, War Finance Division, 1944
75.544.1; 75.544.2; 75.544.3 Box 1 Folder 10 Give ‘em the stuff to fight with, art by Sarra, Office of Facts and Figures, Graphics Division handbill, 1942
75.892.5 Box 1 Folder 1 HMS, Britain’s fighting Navy, British Information Services booklet, New York, 1943
75.589 Box 1 Folder 2 Marines Hymn, songbook and musical score, U.S. Marine Corps, 1942
75.546 Box 1 Folder 10 Private Joe Louis says..., U.S. Office of Facts and Figures handbill, 1942
  Box 1 Folder 16 Radio Promotion, U.S. Treasury Department, magazine, June-July 1944
  Box 1 Folder 16 Radio Promotion, U.S. Treasury Department, magazine, November-December 1944
2016.43     Red Cross lapel pin with a feather, circa 1940s
75.801 Box 1 Folder 2 Schools at War, Quarterly War Savings News Bulletin for Teachers, September 1944
  Box 1 Folder 2 Schools at War, Quarterly War Savings News Bulletin for Teachers, November 1944
2016.41     Scrapbook, [Robert A. Lewis], mostly news clippings, 1943-1944
2016.40     Scrapbook, mostly news clippings, 1942-1944
75.802 Box 1 Folder 2 These are their words on freedom vs. tyranny, excerpts from the broadcast launching the Fifth War Loan, U.S. Department of the Treasury booklet, 1944
75.541.1; 75.541.2 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Australian, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.540.1; 75.540.2 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Canadian, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.542.1; 75.542.2 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Chinese, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.538.1; 75.538.2 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Dutch Sailor, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.545 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Englishman, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.539.1; 75.539.2 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Ethiopian, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.543 Box 1 Folder 10 This man is your friend, Russian, Office of Facts and Figures, handbill, 1942
75.813 Box 1 Folder 4 A War Savings Handbook for Colleges at War, U.S. Government Printing Office, circa 1944
2016.47     We Gave, American Red Cross, decal, circa 1940s
75.588 Box 1 Folder 3 When will Germany crack up, art by Henry C. Wolf, This Week Magazine Section, The Chicago Daily News, 3 July 1943

 

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