World War II Posters: Buy bonds, Importance of the Merchant Marine, Rules at Sea
(part 2)

Another tanker torpedoed off the Atlantic coast! poster
Another tanker torpedoed off the Atlantic coast! Should brave men die so you can drive ... ?
1942
U.S. Government Printing Office
Dimensions: 20 x 28 inches

Only Three miles out poster

Only Three miles out. "It ALL depends on ME" (in lower right hand corner)
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 08/31/1945)
National Archives NWDNS-44-PA-1465

 

Be Proud You're Delivering poster Your Bonds Buy Ships poster
Be Proud You're Delivering!
"It ALL depends on ME"
No other information
Your Bonds Buy Ships 4th War Loan Drive
[The First Liberty Ship to visit Washington was the USMSTS American Mariner, training ship for advanced training at Sheepshead Bay and Officer Training at Ft. Trumbull. Jan.-Feb. 1944?]
No other information

Stick to Your Job. Oil is Ammunition poster King Stick to Your Job. Oil is Ammunition poster Eisenhower

Stick to Your Job. Oil is Ammunition.
Admiral Ernest King stresses the importance of oil production - which was delivered to the Navy oilers by merchant tankers.
No other information

Stick to Your Job. Oil is Ammunition.
General Eisenhower stresses the importance of oil production - which was delivered by merchant tankers.
No other information

More than 5,500 Seamen Lost in Action Against the enemy! poster Bonds build Ships. Buy More Bonds poster
More than 5,500 Seamen Lost in Action Against the enemy! National Maritime Day
U.S. Maritime Commission poster 1944

Bonds build Ships. Buy More Bonds
Dimensions: 13 x 18 inches
Artist: George Picken

 

On Rails... To ships... To Victory! poster We are United Nations poster
On Rails... To ships... To Victory!
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 08/31/1945)
National Archives NWDNS-44-PA-1449
We are United Nations: not armed forces alone carry on the struggle for victory. China's industry went underground to escape Jap bombs. United Nations merchant ships fought through submarine warfare, carrying arms. These, too, are heroes.
[Photos of Chinese factory and ships sinking. Flags of ten Allied countries]
Dimensions 39 x 26.5 in.
Life Magazine (Chicago)

5000 Danish seamen sailing poster Norwegian sailors on the seven seas poster
5000 Danish seamen sailing for United Nations on 800,000 tons of Danish ships
Creator Dahl-Wolfe, Louise
Dimensions: 32 x 24 inches
Norwegian sailors on the seven seas "worth far more than one million men, to the United Nations," said Admiral Land
Dimensions: 22.5 x 17.75 inches

We've Just Begun to fight! poster Bombs Away! Stick to Your Job poster Hap Arnold
We've Just Begun to fight!
Artist: Packer
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 08/31/1945) National Archives NWDNS-44-PA-2389

Bombs Away! Stick to Your Job - Oil is Ammunition.
Artist: McLeod
Dimensions: 24x18 inches
Four star General U.S. Army Air Forces Hap Arnold says “We must have millions of gallons of gasoline a day to do our job.”
Petroleum War Council.

Special Delivery for Freedom poster Our Liberty Fleet poster
Special Delivery for Freedom. National Maritime Day 1944
Artist: Charles Alston
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. News Bureau. (1942 - 1945)
National Archives NWDNS-208-COM-147
Our Liberty Fleet in the Vanguard for Democracy!!
U.S. Maritime Commission names third ship for pioneer Negro publisher. S.S. Robert L. Vann, S.S. Robert S. Abbott, S.S. John H. Murphy
Artist: Charles Alston
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. News Bureau. (1942 - 1945)
National Archives NWDNS-208-COM-146

 

United Seamen's Service poster
United Seamen's Service: USS shares in the National War Fund
Dimensions: 22 x 30 inches
The squares represent the letters "U" "S" "S" using International Marine Signal Flags, as used by ships at sea.

York is with the fleet poster Life-Line of Freedom - the Merchant Marine poster
York is with the fleet. There's material we've built in every convoy
York Refrigeration company.
Office for Emergency Management. War Production Board. (01/1942 - 11/03/1945)
National Archives NWDNS-179-WP-987
Life-Line of Freedom - the Merchant Marine
Artist: Paul Sample
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 08/31/1945)
National Archives: 44-PA-1287

 

Men Aganst Torpedoes poster Merchant MarineDrives for Victory
Men Aganst Torpedoes.
Fighters in Dungarees
United Seamen's Service
No other information.
Merchant Marine
Drives for Victory
Winning Dec. Slogan - Reinhold T. Marvin Sec. E-4 Check $4
No other information.


poster Scrap Metal Notice to all Merchant Marine Personnel Aboard poster

Our Boys Fighting in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Corps & Merchant Marines Need 12,000,000 tons Scrap Metal 24,000,000,000 Pounds in November. Will You Help? "Pounds Per Day Will Keep The Japs Away"
The Junior Citizens Service Corps
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Notice to all Merchant Marine Personnel Aboard
[Notice posted in merchant ships prohibiting keeping of diaries or carrying letters for others. SS John A. Dix]

Grace Lines poster war service poster Grace Line Pays Tribute

Grace Line
War Service Today…
with faith in a Greater Tomorrow!
Dimensions: 13 x 18 inches
Artist: Unknown

Grace Line
Pays Tribute to Its Gallant Officers and Crews
No other information.
[Also used as advertisement]
No other information. 


poster If you Can't Go Across.. Come Across! poster Heed their Call. . . With War Bonds
If you Can't Go Across.. Come Across!
Buy War Bonds
Published by Abbott Laboratories
No other information.
Heed their Call. . . With War Bonds
[Inset: Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded Cadet-Midshipman William M. Thomas, Jr
Action at New Caldonia[on November 8, 1942]
Artist: C. C. Beall of Colliers Weekly
[Also used as cover of Collier's magazine December 11, 1943]
Printer: Carey Press Corp. 05-25-44
No other information

poster Liberty Ships Are There!

Liberty Ships Are There!
Telegram
U.S. Maritime Commission
Office of the Chairman

The following cable from London tells a story of direct interest to every man and woman whose war job is connected in any way with the construction or operation of our American merchant fleet.

Hundreds of american Liberty ships form backbone supply lines to beachheads. First supply convoy Normandy coast all Liberties. Some English ports packed with them. channel has become Liberty ship lane. Every U.S. shipyard represented in unending procession. Supply ships manned by U.S. Merchant Marine Officers and men carrying troops and materiel. Seamen, soldiers, stevedores, navy landing barge crew working teams unloading. You played an inportant, but silent part in preinvasion preparation.

Our fighters can't have too much at the beachheads. Let's keep giving them all we've got.

Signed E. S. Land
Chairman U.S. Maritime Commission

 


poster Enemy Sighted.... poster Finished? Hell NO!
Enemy Sighted....
let's Stick Together
we're all in the same Boat!
No other information.
Finished? Hell NO!
Japs Claim They Sank Them!
But a Lot of Guys Died to Save them
Get "Em Back in Action - Fast!
No other information.

 

"My job is to see that the stuff you guys make gets over. Risky business? Sure! But freedom is worth it."
Produce for Victory!
1942
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Artist: Unknown
Publisher: The Sheldon-Claire Co., Chicago

"5000 Danish seamen sailing for United Nations on 800,000 tons of Danish ships"
1945
Dimensions:19 x 35 inches
Artist: Unknown

 

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