"Grodowski is my name."

Description:

A neatly-dressed man looks at the viewer as he steps up into a tractor. To the left of the photo there is an extended text where he describes himself as an American son of immigrants "born on the other side" and tells of his family's dream to live in peace and prosperity. At the bottom of the poster is a box that lists the financiers of the advertisement.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: [1941-1942?]  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 192
Past 30 days: 9
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Author):
Creator (Author):
Publisher Info:
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1941-1942?]
Description:

A neatly-dressed man looks at the viewer as he steps up into a tractor. To the left of the photo there is an extended text where he describes himself as an American son of immigrants "born on the other side" and tells of his family's dream to live in peace and prosperity. At the bottom of the poster is a box that lists the financiers of the advertisement.

Note:

Text includes quote by Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury.

"DSS-185"

This poster is an example of a government advertisement for defense bonds. In actual use, the name of real companies sponsoring the ad in a publication would replace the "Smith Co.," "Jones Co.," and/or "Brown Co." For more information about war savings advertising, see Ad*Access at Duke University, http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/warbonds.html .

The Defense Savings Staff (DSS) existed from Mar. 19, 1941 to April 15, 1942 when the name changed to War Savings Staff (WSS).

Not listed in library catalogs or indexes as of 4/23/2004.

Physical Description:

1 poster : b&w ; 61 x 46 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): war finance | Grodowski | immigrants | freedom | advertisement | defense savings bonds | defense savings stamps | civilian responsibility | defense bonds
Contributor(s):
Series Title: Defense Savings Staff [poster] (United States. Defense Savings Staff) ; 185.
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 122
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2018
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 DSS 1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc530
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public