"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

Description:

This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.

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: 170
Past 30 days: 22
Yesterday: 2
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher Info:
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1941-1942?]
Description:

This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.

Note:

"Form 1S-4713"

"Printed in U.S.A."

Publication dates were extrapolated from appearance in the 1942 publication, Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives (S.D. Warren Co., Boston, 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 found in library catalogs or indexes as of 5/10/2004.

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 57 x 46 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): President Roosevelt | war production | World War I | patriotism | Navy Department | Franklin D. Roosevelt | Eldridge R. Johnson | Victor Talking Machine Company | Special Board on Anti-Submarine Devices | beat the promise | American heritage | letter | workers
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. 762
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. 2230
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 RCA 6
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc177
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public