Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.

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

Description

In the foreground are two clasped hands, one representing Uncle Sam with a blue and gold-starred jacket sleeve; in the background is a factory with smokestacks. A U.S. flag stripe design connects the two images.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Creation Information

RCA Manufacturing Company, inc. [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 317 times . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Titles

  • Main Title: Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.
  • Series Title: Beat the promise
  • Alternate Title: You and I, beat the promise
  • Alternate Title: Help R.C.A., help U.S.A., you and I, beat the promise
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

In the foreground are two clasped hands, one representing Uncle Sam with a blue and gold-starred jacket sleeve; in the background is a factory with smokestacks. A U.S. flag stripe design connects the two images.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Notes

Attributed to RCA in 1942 in "Design for Victory" (New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), p. 60. According to this source, as well as "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston, Mass. : S.D. Warren Co., 1942), and the Smithsonian Institution (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm), "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 798
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2233
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 RCA 5
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2963105 | External Link
  • OCLC: 64685829 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc151

Collections

This poster is part of the following collections of related materials.

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, 1:49 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 18, 2013, 3:35 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

RCA Manufacturing Company, inc. Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise., poster, [1942]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc151/: accessed February 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.