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Twelve (12) World War II propaganda posters. 1st and 2nd items: Pair of identical posters titled "Will you… Salt it or Spend it" in blue text against a white background with blue border, the letters "SOS" appear behind the title. The text below reads "Are you salting your increase in salary for the rainy day after the war – or – are you spending it for needless things? – Are you saving it for purchasing power after the war to create jobs for returning soldiers and yourself – or – are you going to have to 'SOS' when the war is won? – Are you saving and serving by buying War Bonds regularly through the Government Pay Roll Savings Plan?" Unframed. 25 1/2" H x 20" W. 3rd item: Illustration of a United States flag waving in the wind on a bronze flagpole topped with an eagle against a red and orange cloudy sunset sky and mountains. Text at bottom reads "Now Let's All Buy Defense Bonds" and "Official U.S. Treasury Poster." Artist's name, Garry Orr, appears in the upper-right corner. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.Unframed. 18 1/2" H x 26" W. 4th item: Poster titled "Our War Bonds – Purchased During Fourth War Loan – Are Dedicated To Our Military Men" in navy blue ink on white background, features a fifty-two square grid (4 columns x 13 rows) of boxes containing the text "From" and "To" and "Department – Bureau – Division – Section" at the top. Text at bottom reads "Interdepartmental War Savings Bond Committee." Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 5th item: Poster titled "For Victory – At Least 10% Of Your Pay Every Payday" at the bottom, features a black and white photograph of a uniformed soldier wearing a helmet and carrying a rifle with a large, white arrow outlined in red pointing toward him with the words "Help Him – Every $3.00 you put into War Bonds buys 144 bullets" and a second photograph in the lower-left of a mechanic working on an engine with the same arrow and the text "Help Yourself – Every $3.00 you put into War Bonds brings you back $4.00". Both images are against a blue background with a white border. Unframed. 22" H x 16 3/4" W. 6th item: Poster titled "Plan Today – Build Tomorrow – With War Bonds Thru Pay RollSavings". Artist's name "Sgt. Ardis Hughes '44" appears above a woman's shoe at the middle-left. Poster depicts a color illustration of a man in professional attire with his arm around a woman dressed in a red dress as they sit together, encircled by a white moon shape, looking down at a spiral-bound book of house designs, while the man points at one with his tobacco pipe, all against a gray background. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944 and the Interdepartmental War Savings Bond Committee, printed in the bottom corners. Unframed. 28" H x 22" W. 7th item: Poster titled "Whatever Your Job May Be – Fight" in black letters against a red, white, and blue background depicts the silhouettes of two men's faces. Artist's name, "Aldwinckle" (Eric Aldwinckle) appears in the upper-right corner. The man at top is a soldier wearing a helmet and holding a rifle upright while the man below holds a hammer in the same fashion. The black text in the bottom-left corner reads "Printed in Canada – Issued By The Directors Of Public Information, Ottawa, Under Authority Of The Minister Of National War Services" and a logo with "DPI". Unframed. 31" x 21". 8th item:Text at top reads, "Attack Attack Attack" and "Buy War Bonds" at the bottom. Poster depicts a color illustration of a group of determined soldiers wearing helmets, carrying their backpacks and guns, storming a beach with a tank and naval ships in the background and planes flying overhead in a smoke-filled, yellowed sky. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 40" H x 28" W. 9th item:Poster titled "The United Nations Fight for Freedom." Artist's name, Broder (Steve Broder) appears at the lower edge. Depicts the head and raised right arm of the Statue of Liberty in black and white against a black background and features thirty (30) full-color flags of United Nations members at the time,with the name of each country in white text below its flag. Published by the Office of War Information and U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 40" H x 28 1/2" W. 10th item:Text at top reads "Time saved on Your job Saves Lives on His!" and at the bottom within a red rectangle "Your Labor Management Committee says: Turn in your ideas to do it Better, Faster." Artist's name, Mead Schaeffer, written in the lower-right corner. Poster depicts uniformed soldiers riding in tanks with their right arms raised,looking down at their wristwatches. Published by the War Production Board and U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 40" H x 28 1/2" W. 11th item: Text reads "If it'll save a second.. It's a Great Idea – let's have it!" and "Short Cuts Can Shorten the War" at the bottom. Artist's name, Koerner, appears in black below the watch face. Depicts three industrial workers along the left side opposite a watch. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 40" H x 28 1/2" W. 12th item:Black and white image of Dwight D. Eisenhower's face appears over the text, "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" with "Lieut. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower" below. Published by the War Production Board and U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Unframed. 40" H x 28 1/2" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Tears on right edge, largest 2", and edgewear consistent with age. Toning and foxing along fold lines. 2nd item: Loss to upper right corner, 7" x 1 1/2". Tear to the right edge, 2". Toning and discoloration along bottom and right edge. 3rd item: Vibrant colors are well-preserved. Pin and staple holes near corners. Edgewear, toning, discoloration, and foxing on front and back consistent with age. Tear to upper left corner, 1/2". Black ink residue spot on back, lower left corner along with handwritten text "May 1951." 4th item: Overall good condition with edgewear, toning, and foxing consistent with age. 5th item: 2" separation at top of vertical fold line and small pinholes along fold lines. 1/2" separation near bottom-right corner. Strong color and clarity. Foxing and toning en verso. Hand-written note, top-right corner en verso, reads "2 posters – Herr Hitler and Help Him – Sent 8/26/42." 6th item: Overall good condition with strong color and edges. Two small separations along the vertical fold line, largest 1". Foxing and toning en verso, especially near original fold lines. 7th item: Overall good condition, sharp edges and bright color, with some small separations along vertical fold line, largest 1". Light foxing and toning en verso, especially near original fold lines. 8th item: Overall good condition with sharp edges and bright color. Small tear near lower-right corner, 1", and fold line. Foxing and toning en verso near original fold lines. 9th item: Overall good condition, bright colors. Some tape residue and surface losses along edges, largest 1 1/2". Some pinhole separations where fold lines meet, light foxing and toning en verso along original fold lines. 10th item: Overall good condition. Foxing and toning on front and back along original fold lines. Some separations along fold lines, largest 1 1/2". Some color transfer on top, front due to original folding. 11th item: Overall very good condition with bright colors and sharp edges. A few small pinhole separations along fold lines. Light foxing and toning en verso along original fold lines. 12th item: Overall good condition with sharp edges. Separation at upper-left intersection of fold lines. Light foxing and toning en verso along original fold lines. Red ink handwriting en verso reads "300 copies ordered 1/19/43."