Digitized Historical Posters

World War I and II Poster Collection

http://digital.library.unt.edu/browse/department/rarebooks/wwpc/

War posters from World War I and II encouraged the people of the nations at war to buy war bonds, plant gardens, ration, enlist, or work extra hard for the sake of the war effort. A collection of these posters can be found in abundance on the library website of the University of North Texas. The library has over 600 war posters, and fortunately, 493 of them are digitized. Some are quaint by today’s standards, but some, like the fifth record on the homepage, entitled “Deliver Us From Evil: Buy War Bonds,” has an eerie haunting quality to it. More information about the artist, Harriet Naduea, can be found in the notes on the poster, accessible by clicking on “more info”, underneath a partial description of the poster. In the search box underneath the introduction to the poster collection, type in Geisel to see a poster by a familiar artist and author, encouraging Americans to “Starve the Squander Bug.” Visitors should click on the thumbnail to see those “squander bugs” in full detail.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2009. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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