"I'm an Ellis Island American. I left the old country to be free--and nobody is going to take that freedom away. That's why I'm fighting on the production line--to help destroy the enemies of freedom. Let's keep 'em rolling" : produce for victory!

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

Description

The picture depicts a middle-aged man with dark hair, graying sideburns, wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a work apron.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 92 x 61 cm.

Creation Information

Hagel, Otto, 1909-1973. 1942.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1209 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Sheldon-Claire Co. The Sheldon-Claire Company was an advertising agency. See http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory6.htm.

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  • Unknown

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Titles

  • Main Title: "I'm an Ellis Island American. I left the old country to be free--and nobody is going to take that freedom away. That's why I'm fighting on the production line--to help destroy the enemies of freedom. Let's keep 'em rolling" : produce for victory!
  • Series Title: Produce for victory
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

The picture depicts a middle-aged man with dark hair, graying sideburns, wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a work apron.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 92 x 61 cm.

Notes

"Otto Hagel"--below picture on right side. According to the Smithsonian Institution, the image is a photograph by Otto Hagel. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory6.htm)

"Copyright 1942-The Sheldon-Claire Co. 520 North Michigan Ave. Chicago"

"Lithographed in U. S. A."

"FORM NO. 2"

Union stamp at lower right corner of poster: "S. A. No 7 Union LIP & BA Label Milwaukee Registered Shop 9" [Lithographers' International Protective and Beneficial Association]

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Identifier

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 807
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2343-14
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Hagel 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc143

Collections

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World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on the World War II era from 1939 to 1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 2:01 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 18, 2013, 4:35 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Hagel, Otto, 1909-1973. "I'm an Ellis Island American. I left the old country to be free--and nobody is going to take that freedom away. That's why I'm fighting on the production line--to help destroy the enemies of freedom. Let's keep 'em rolling" : produce for victory!, poster, 1942; Chicago, Ill.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc143/: accessed February 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.