Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.

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

Description

A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 56 x 43 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1941-1942?].

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 735 times , with 11 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 56 x 43 cm.

Notes

"Form 1S5360"

"Printed in the U. S. A."--Lower right corner.

Dates extrapolated from this poster's appearance in the 1942 publication, "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston: S.D. Warren Co., 1942), available in the UNT Libraries' collection. According to this publication and the Smithsonian Institution (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm), "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program.

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

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 779
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2236
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 RCA 10
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc161

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

  • [1941-1942?]

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 1:24 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:22 p.m.

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Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise., poster, [1941-1942?]; U. S. A.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc161/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.