Photo titled "Advancing through the Birch" from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. II

World War II

Yale University Art Gallery

Baltermants, Dmitri. Detail from Advancing through the Birch, from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. II, gelatin silver print, 1941-45, printed 2003.

Lithograph titled "Allegory of War and Peace [La Triennale]"

World War I

Yale University Art Gallery

Steinlen, Alexandre Theophile. Detail from Allegory of War and Peace [La Triennale], color lithograph, 1916.

Poster titled "When a fly wipes his feet on your food HE'S SPREADING DISEASE!"

World War II

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Historical Library

U.S. Government Printing Office. Detail from When a fly wipes his feet on your food HE'S SPREADING DISEASE! Never Give a Germ a Break, poster, 1944.

Lithograph titled "Base Hospital, No. 1, from the War Series"

World War I

Yale University Art Gallery

Bellows, George. Detail from Base Hospital, No. 1, from the War Series, lithograph, 1918.

Photo titled "Reaching Out, Operation Prairie, Mutter Ridge, Vietnam"

Vietnam

Yale University Art Gallery

Burrows, Larry. Detail from Reaching Out, Operation Prairie, Mutter Ridge, Vietnam, dye transfer print, 1966, printed 2005.

Photo titled "Atomic Explosion, Frenchman's Flat, or Yucca Flat, Nevada"

Yale University Art Gallery

Artist unknown. Detail from Atomic Explosion, Frenchman's Flat, or Yucca Flat, Nevada, photo offset lithograph (Kodachrome), ca. 1950s.

Photo titled "The Junction is Recaptured, from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. I"

World War II

Yale University Art Gallery

Baltermants, Dmitri. Detail from The Junction is Recaptured, from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. I, gelatin silver print, 1944, printed 2003.

Poster titled "It's an Old American Custom: Keep Clean"

World War II

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Historical Library

U.S. Government Printing Office. Detail from It's an Old American Custom: Keep Clean. Take a Bath Every Day That You Can, poster, 1944.

Photo titled "Forward, from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. I"

World War II

Yale University Art Gallery

Baltermants, Dmitri. Detail from Forward, from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. I, gelatin silver print, 1943, printed 2003.

Photo titled "Villagers Fleeing a Napalm Strike, Village of Trang Bang, Vietnam"

Vietnam

Yale University Art Gallery

Ut, Nick. Detail from Villagers Fleeing a Napalm Strike, Village of Trang Bang, Vietnam, June 8, 1972, gelatin silver print, 1972, printed later.

Lithograph titled "Belgian farmyard, or Untitled, from the War Series"

World War I

Yale University Art Gallery

Bellows, George. Detail from Belgian farmyard, or Untitled, from the War Series, lithograph on wove paper, 1918.

Photo titled "The Red Army Crosses the Oder River into Germany"

World War II

Yale University Art Gallery

Baltermants, Dmitri. Detail from The Red Army Crosses the Oder River into Germany, from The Great Patriotic War, Vol. II, December 1944, printed 2003.

Poster titled "Can All You Can. It's a Real War Job!"

World War II

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Historical Library

U.S. Government Printing Office. Detail from Can All You Can. It's a Real War Job!, poster, 1943.

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