Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

Description:

Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".

Creator(s): RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Creation Date: [1942]  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 199
Past 30 days: 14
Yesterday: 1
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Publisher Info:
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1942]
Description:

Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".

Note:

"FORM 1S 4591"

"LITHO IN U.S.A."

Publisher and publication date from "Design for Victory" (New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 1998). "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program. For more information, see "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston, Mass. : S.D. Warren Co., 1942) and the Smithsonian Institution web site (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm).

Not listed in library catalogs and indexes as of 5/10/2004.

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

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Keyword(s): ideas | war production | beat the promise | appeal to workers | worker
Series Title: Beat the promise
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 785
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. 2221
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 RCA 4
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc155
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public