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Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design No. 24, "Happy Family." The poster features two contrasting scenes. On the left is a naval battle commencing on stormy waters in shades of...

Date: 1945 

Description: Treasury Design No. 54, "I'll Be Set." The poster features a man in a suit jacket and tie holding up 100-dollar war savings bonds in both hands.

Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design, unknown title and number. The poster features a waving blue flag with the words "2nd War Loan" printed on it in white.

Date: 1943 

Description: Uncle Sam stands in the foreground of an illustration promoting victory gardens and shakes the hand of a farmer with a hoe in his hand. Three women work in...

Date: 1943 

Description: Office of Civilian Defense Design No. 6, "Life Raft." The poster features a man in uniform pulling a limp man out of the water and into a life raft. The su...

Date: 1944 

Description: Treasury Design No. 52, "Fighting Bonds." The poster features a service flag or banner with a blue star in the center. Red stripes emerge from the shadow o...

Date: 1944 

Description: Colonel I. Sarayev, Russian military attache of the Russian Embassy, discusses Harvester war products with W.O. Maxwell of the Consumer Relations Departmen...

Date: 1943 

Description: Office of Civilian Defense Design No. 1, untitled. The poster features a businessman, wearing a white helmet with the Civilian Defense logo, and a small gi...

Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design No. 23, "Do Your Best." The poster features Uncle Sam standing facing toward a couple with his hand reached out to rest on the man's should...

Date: 1943 

Description: Office of Civilian Defense Design No. 7, "We Can't Do It All." The poster features a soldier adjusting his headgear over a large artillery gun. The subtitl...

Date: 1944 

Description: Treasury Design No. 53, "Roll of Honor." The poster features an unrolled scroll of parchment with a "Roll of Honor" listing the following names: Richard As...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: United States Department of the Treasury Liberty bonds poster. Depicts a giant German soldier, with blood on his hands and rifle bayonet, leaning over the...

Date: 1942 

Description: Photographic copy of a poster produced by the Labor Management Production Drive Committee urging people to share automobile rides. The text on the poster r...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Poster showing inside of shipping manufacturer depicting men working near a ship in drydock. Along the bottom it says: "On The Job For Victory / United Sta...

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Date:  date unknown

Description: Poster soliciting funds for Metropolitan Madison War Chest. Featured are caricatures of Hitler and Goering.

Date: 1943 

Description: Office of Civilian Defense Design No. 2, "Policeman." The poster features a police officer with cars passing behind him. The subtitle below the main captio...

Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design No. 31. The poster features naval warfare, with many ships in the background and a sailor and officer in the foreground. One sailor is peer...

Date: 1944 

Description: Men and women look at an International Harvester Company display featuring illustrations, posters, and machinery parts used in wartime work. The text in th...

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