Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

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

Description

Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.

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 Two 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 867 times , with 19 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Description

Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Notes

"1S-4464-RE"

"Printed in U.S.A."

Publisher information and publication date is from Design for Victory (by William L. Bird, and Harry R. Rubenstein), p.61.

This poster title also appears in the 1942 publication, "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston, Mass : S.D. Warren Co.), available at UNT Libraries. 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.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 757
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2224
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 RCA 2
  • OCLC: 64684062 | External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2963085 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc182

Collections

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

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.

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.

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Creation Date

  • [1942]

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 12:32 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 2, 2010, 5:40 p.m.

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RCA Manufacturing Company, inc. Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise., poster, [1942]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc182/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.