"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

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

Description

This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 57 x 46 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 286 times , with 6 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Description

This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 57 x 46 cm.

Notes

"Form 1S-4713"

"Printed in U.S.A."

Publication dates were extrapolated from appearance in the 1942 publication, Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives (S.D. Warren Co., Boston, 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 found in library catalogs or indexes as of 5/10/2004.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 762
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2230
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 RCA 6
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc177

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

  • [1941-1942?]

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 12:36 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 12:07 p.m.

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Total Uses: 286

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise., poster, [1941-1942?]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177/: accessed March 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.