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World War I and II Poster Collection

The World War I and II posters are part of the Oversize Collection, which consists of unbound items from various Regional History Center collections that are too large to store in regular archival boxes. The Oversize Collection contains five major groups of documents: posters and broadsides, photographs and prints, maps, newspapers, and certificates.

The war poster collection contains 629 posters from World Wars I and II depicting recruiting, morale, propaganda, and production incentive. A full listing of the World War I and II posters can be accessed in the PDF inventory.

More information about the Poster Collection can be found in the collection's finding aid.

"Over the top" Illinois! Buy War Savings Stamps
"Over the top" Illinois! Buy War Savings Stamps. Invest one-tenth of your December income in W.S.S. Put Illinois "over the top" for our boys
"Over the top" Illinois! / (other side) Let Santa bring W.S.S...To all patriots
"Over the top" Illinois! Buy war savings stamps, invest one-tenth of your December income in W.S.S. Put Illinois "over the top" for our boys
Pershing Patriot
Pershing patriot W. S. S., 1. C. 232
Our soldiers in Siberia!
Petrtyl, Our soldiers in Siberia! They have gone over the top for us. Let us go over the top for them. Buy war savings stamps. Merry Christmas with the Cecho-Slovaks 1918
War savings pledge week May 11 to 18
Sharp, War savings pledge week, May 11 to 18, Pledge yourself to buy stamps regularly during 1918