Publisher Name: [RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc.]
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.
"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.
1 poster : col. ; 57 x 46 cm.
|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|
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World War Poster Collection
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