"Grodowski is my name."

One of 6 posters in the series: Defense Savings Staff [poster] (United States. Defense Savings Staff) available on this site.

Description

A neatly-dressed man looks at the viewer as he steps up into a tractor. To the left of the photo there is an extended text where he describes himself as an American son of immigrants "born on the other side" and tells of his family's dream to live in peace and prosperity. At the bottom of the poster is a box that lists the financiers of the advertisement.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 61 x 46 cm.

Creation Information

United States. Defense Savings Staff. [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 230 times . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Description

A neatly-dressed man looks at the viewer as he steps up into a tractor. To the left of the photo there is an extended text where he describes himself as an American son of immigrants "born on the other side" and tells of his family's dream to live in peace and prosperity. At the bottom of the poster is a box that lists the financiers of the advertisement.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 61 x 46 cm.

Notes

Text includes quote by Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury.

"DSS-185"

This poster is an example of a government advertisement for defense bonds. In actual use, the name of real companies sponsoring the ad in a publication would replace the "Smith Co.," "Jones Co.," and/or "Brown Co." For more information about war savings advertising, see Ad*Access at Duke University, http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/warbonds.html .

The Defense Savings Staff (DSS) existed from Mar. 19, 1941 to April 15, 1942 when the name changed to War Savings Staff (WSS).

Not listed in library catalogs or indexes as of 4/23/2004.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 122
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2018
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 DSS 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc530

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 12, 2006, 9:40 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 18, 2009, 1:27 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

United States. Defense Savings Staff. "Grodowski is my name.", poster, [1941-1942?]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc530/: accessed February 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.