Publisher Name: [RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc.]
Place of Publication: U. S. A.
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.
"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.
1 poster : b&w ; 56 x 43 cm.
|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|
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