[Wire to the Axis]

Description:

A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War One Collection
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: [New York, N.Y.]
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Description:

A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.

Note:

"Copyright 1943, Wickwire Spencer Steel Company"

Title from "Axis in Agony!", New York: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, 1944.

"Of this painting, Artzybasheff says: 'Production means death to the Axis. Steel wire is vital in almost all production for Victory. This suggested a Victory 'V', made up of various Wickwire Spencer shaped wires, appearing as an awesome portent to a battered Axis monster.'" -- "Axis in Agony!", New York: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, 1944.

Physical Description:

1 poster : b&w ; 43 x 55 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): rattlesnake | steel | Axis | enemy caricature | metal | war production | serpent | swastika | enemy imagery | imagery
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War One Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 045
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2049.4
  • OCLC: 68192034 |
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 Artzybasheff 1
  • UNTCAT: b2993811 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc587
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company