Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

Description:

A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.

Creator(s): Unknown
Creation Date: [1941-1942?]  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 392
Past 30 days: 17
Yesterday: 1
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: U. S. A.
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1941-1942?]
Description:

A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.

Note:

"Form 1S5360"

"Printed in the U. S. A."--Lower right corner.

Dates extrapolated from this poster's appearance in the 1942 publication, "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston: S.D. Warren Co., 1942), available in the UNT Libraries' collection. According to this publication and the Smithsonian Institution (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm), "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program.

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

Physical Description:

1 poster : b&w ; 56 x 43 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): racial caricature | war production | enemy caricature | Japanese | vengeance | beat the promise | clamp | remember Pearl Harbor | appeal to workers | worker | civilian responsibility
Series Title: Beat the promise
Series Title: American War Posters
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 779
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. 2236
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 RCA 10
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc161
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public