Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Description:

A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1942
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 300
Past 30 days: 9
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Artist):
Creator (Author):
Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: [New York, N.Y.]
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1942
Description:

A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week.

Note:

Extended text and additional image are printed below main poster illustration.

"Copyright 1942, Wickwire Spencer Steel Company."

Text in red at bottom of poster: "Another advertisement telling how you in Wickwire Spencer are helping to meet vital war needs ... and, by extending knowledge of our products and quality, to maintain sales and employment -- now, and later on. Appearing in Time Magazine, and Business Week."

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 57 x 27 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Time Magazine | steel | salvage | enemy caricature | advertisement | metal | victory | recycling | scrap metal | swastika | sting | stinger | war supplies | ethnic slur | Wissco | Japs
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. 041
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2049.1
  • OCLC: 68810677 |
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 Artzybasheff 7
  • UNTCAT: b2995220 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc591
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company