Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!

One of 12 posters in the series: Beat the promise available on this site.

Description

Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".

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1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Creation Information

RCA Manufacturing Company, inc. [1942].

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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 291 times . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!
  • Series Title: Beat the promise

Description

Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?".

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Notes

"FORM 1S 4591"

"LITHO IN U.S.A."

Publisher and publication date from "Design for Victory" (New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 1998). "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program. For more information, see "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston, Mass. : S.D. Warren Co., 1942) and the Smithsonian Institution web site (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm).

Not listed in library catalogs and indexes as of 5/10/2004.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 785
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2221
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 RCA 4
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc155

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.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials 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, 1:34 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 18, 2009, 1:34 p.m.

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RCA Manufacturing Company, inc. Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!, poster, [1942]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.