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Contributed by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records: State Library of Arizona
This collection was created to share artwork and posters created by the federal government that cover agriculture in America. Many of these posters and prints were distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), though some pieces predate the FDLP. These posters chronicle America's soldiers and their allies throughout the years, as well as the vital work overseen by the Corps of Engineers in keeping our rivers and harbors running smoothly.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Rivers and Harbors Work (11 items)
This series highlights the work of a frequently unsung part of the Army: the Corps of Engineers. These prints show a small sampling of the sites where the Corps of Engineers works to maintain and improve waterways in the U.S.
The American Soldiers (55 items)
This series is made up of 5 sets of 10, chronicling American soldiers and their allies from the 18th century through the 1970s. Set No. 1 covers the Army from 1781-1855 with 1863-1963 seen in Set No. 2. The third set covers a broad range, filling in gaps from 1775-1965. Set No. 4 covers peacetime Army activities, as well as highlighting the support services in wartime. Set No. 5 exhibits the contributions of specific allied unites in wartime, ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.
The Noncommissioned Officer (18 items)
This series chronicles the history of what many consider the backbone of the United States Army: noncommissioned officers (NCO). NCOs have always needed to be leaders, counted upon to make the orders of a commissioned officer into reality, both in and out of combat. As weapons systems became more complex and concentrated significantly more firepower in the hands of fewer soldiers, they have also added a great deal of technical expertise to coordinate and maintain those weapons systems. Beginning in colonial America and continuing through the tail end of the Cold War.
The Eastman Forts (11 items)
Created by Brigadier General Seth Eastman, these paintings were part of a long 19th century military career that frequently took him to what was then the Western frontier of America. He was commissioned by more than one agency to produce paintings and drawings, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This series represents part of Eastman's final work, a commission from Congress to paint principal forts.
History of Military Intelligence (24 items)
Ranging from World War I to late in the Cold War, these posters chronicle the changes in U.S. Army intelligence work and equipment. While major technological advancements such as aerial photography and radio are covered, this series also makes clear the value of human intelligence assets such as the Japanese-Americans known as Nisei in World War II.
Your Safety, Our Concern (11 items)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps maintain many rivers and waterways throughout the U.S., many of which include recreation areas for the public to enjoy. This often colorful series helps raise awareness for improved swimming and boating safety.
Army Health (13 items)
An important part of fielding an effective fighting force is insuring the health of men and women in it. These posters focus on healthy eating and offer suggestions on how to cut calories. They were positioned near different parts of the dining facility to help encourage the men and women of the Army to adopt a healthier diet.