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Fifteen (15) World War II United States propaganda posters. 1st item: Poster depicts an illustration of a man with a scruffy beard, wearing a gray cap, standing in polka-dot boxer shorts, with a sleeved doctor's arm stretches a stethoscope to his chest to listen to his heartbeat, against a royal blue background. At the bottom the text reads "Regular check ups keep him on the job" in white. Text in upper left reads "Federal Security Agency – U.S. Public Health Service" and artist's name in upper right corner reads "H. Price." The small text at the central bottom border reads "For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 12 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W. 2nd item: Poster depicts the great seal of the United States in gold with red shield containing white text that reads "U.S. Army Safety Program" against a light blue background, with green and white circle above that reads "Universal Safety" with a white cross and a blue banner below it that reads "In the Home – In the Plant – On the Highway" in white text, and green text at bottom reads "The U.S. Army Says… Make Haste Safely." Small, blue text on bottom right corner reads "Services of Supply Office of the Provost Marshal General." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 9" H x 6" W. 3rd item: Poster depicts Uncle Sam's right arm and hand pointing outward against a red background with the words "Figure it out yourself" across the top. In the lower right the yellow text against a black background reads "Boost Your Bond-Buying Thru Payroll Savings – An Official Treasury Poster." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 11" H x 21" W. 4th item: Poster depicts three raised arms, two holding wrenches and one holding a rifle against a red-brown background with text in the upper left corner that reads "Strong in the strength of the Lord – we who fight in the people's cause – will never stop until that cause is won." Artist's signature "David Stone Martins" appears in bottom right corner. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 5th item: Illustration of a waving serviceman leaning out of a porthole of a gray vessel, rope hanging to his right, with the words "Till We Meet Again" in chalk-like text and "Buy War Bonds" in large, gold letters at the bottom. Artist's signature in black "Joseph Hirsch 1942" below man's left elbow. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 22" H x 14" W. 6th item: Poster depicts an illustration in yellow of a woman wearing dress clothes, carrying a purse, walking purposefully against a red and black background with a shadow profile of the minuteman statue behind her, with the words "She's Ready, Too" at the top and "Buy War Bonds" at the bottom. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 7th item: Poster depicts a black and white illustration of a soldier with an intense facial expression carrying a rifle with bayonet in his right hand, while his left hand is outstretched above his head. The words "We have just begun to fight!" in red text appear above him and "Pearl Harbor – Bataan – Coral Sea – Midway – Guadalcanal – New Guinea – Bismarck Sea – Casablanca – Algiers – Tunisia" are in gray text below his bayonet. Design is modeled after a well-known French poster from World War I, titled "On les aura!" which translates to "We'll get them!" Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 22 1/2" H x 16" W. 8th item: Poster titled "Let's Fly This Flag" in red text at the top, depicts an illustration of the Minuteman flag on a gold flagpole with tassels above a bulls-eye design with the words "Everybody At Least 10%" and "In War Bonds" in gold letters at the bottom, all against a pale green background. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 9th item: Poster features black and white photograph of General George C. Marshall with four stars and the text to his right reads "Chief of Staff, Army of the United States", on off-white background with gray borders at the top and bottom edges. The black text at the top reads "General George C. Marshall says – We must do our part at home as the soldier does his overseas, and we must do it to the full as does the soldier who lays down his life. Buy your share of War Bonds through the Uniform Pay Roll Savings Plan" and at the bottom "Yes sir, General, we are regularly investing at least 10% of our pay in United States War Savings Bonds Through The Voluntary Pay Roll Savings Plan." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 28" H x 14" W. 10th item: Poster features color photograph of a young girl sleeping in her crib holding a stuffed animal, the text above her reads "All the Reason We Need.." and "For Her Future – For Your Future – Buy More War Bonds – through Pay RollSavings" and "Interdepartmental War Savings Bond Committee" below the picture. Artist's signature on middle right of poster reads "Victor Keppler" and "Copyright 1942, Aluminum Company of America" below. Unframed. 32" H x 24 3/4" W. 11th item: Illustrated poster titled "Work on a farm… this Summer" depicts a man and a woman dressed in white shirts, blue overalls, and straw hats, the man is holding a pitchfork and the woman has a basket overflowing with vegetables against a blue background. The white text below them reads "Join the U.S. Crop Corps – See Your U.S. Employment Service Or Your Local County Agent." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 28" H x 20" W. 12th item:Poster depicts a soldier in red with a gray shadow holding a rifle with bayonet, pointing his finger outward, standing next to a large document with the text from the United States declaration of war with Japan. The red text at the top reads "Make Your Own Declaration of War" with white text over red background at the bottom reads "Buy War Bonds." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 13th item: Poster titled "Let's Start The New Year Right" depicts three cascading ringing bells with United States savings bonds falling from them on a dark green background. The text in the bottom right reads "Buy more Of Them Thru Pay Roll Savings During 4th War Loan." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 28" H x 20" W. 14th item: Poster titled "The Greatest Investment on Earth!" on a white background, depicts red, white, and blue stripes running on a diagonal from the top left to the bottom right corner, with a $25 war bond with a stone house in the middle of it, superimposed over a map of the contiguous United States, while a black and white illustration of a smiling husband and wife with their two children stand in the lower left. Text at bottom reads in all capitals "For Your Country…. Yourself….Your Family – War Bonds – Through The Pay Roll Savings Plan!" Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 15th item: Color illustration of a uniformed, blond-haired, wounded soldier with bloody bandage on his head against a dark blue and black sky in the background and battlefield scene. The white text at the top reads "Doing all you can, brother?" and at the bottom in black "Buy War Bonds." Artist's name "Robert Sloan" on lower right. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 40" H x 28 1/2" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with two small losses to middle of left border and pinholes in border from display. Toning and foxing on back and along fold line. Pencil inscription on the man's chest near the stethoscope that reads "Thumpity Thump! Bump Bump." 2nd item: Overall very good condition with sharp edges and colors. No fold lines. 3rd item: Overall good condition with two small punctures to top-left border. Sharp edges and bright colors. Toning and foxing along the two fold lines on back. 4th item: Good condition with sharp edges and strong colors. Two pinhole separations along fold lines. Toning and foxing along fold lines on back. 5th item: Overall very good condition, sharp edges, strong colors, with minor toning and foxing on back along fold lines. 6th item: Vertical tear at bottom edge, approximately 7". Sharp edges and bright colors. Minor toning and foxing along fold lines on back. Separation at top along vertical fold line, 1/8". 7th item: Overall good condition with toning and foxing along edges on front and on the fold lines on the back. Small loss along horizontal fold line, right side, 1/4". 8th item: Loss to upper left corner, 1". Discoloration and surface loss to other three corners most likely from tape that was removed in the past. Edge wear, toning and foxing on back along fold lines consistent with age. 9th item: Overall good condition with toning and foxing on back along fold lines and edgewear consistent with age. 10th item: Losses and separations along vertical fold line, largest 2". Wear and losses to all edges with toning and foxing on back edges and along fold lines. 11th item: Overall very good condition with sharp edges and bright color. Light toning and foxing along fold lines on back. 12th item: Overall good condition, sharp edges and strong color. Loss to upper right edge, approximately 1". Discoloration on each front corner, most likely from tape removed prior to consignment. Toning and foxing on back. 13th item: Overall good condition. Losses to right edge, largest 1/4". Toning and foxing on back along fold lines. 14th item: Overall good condition with toning and foxing along fold lines on front and back. 15th item: Overall good condition with edgewear consistent with age. Light toning and foxing on back along fold lines.