Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

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

Description

An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 51 cm.

Creation Information

Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack 1941.

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

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  • Main Title: Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 72 x 51 cm.

Notes

"Presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service"

"P-34-RPB-8-15-41-50M"

Another copy is available at the UNT Libraries (Historical Collection no. 2030; DB #57)

Listed in 1942 Monthly Catalog, p. 292.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 56
  • Government Documents No.: W 3.46/1:F 67/2
  • OCLC: 12402536 | External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2849053 | External Link
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Beall 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc577

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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  • 1941

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 8:51 p.m.

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  • April 29, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack. Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service., poster, 1941; Governors Island, N.Y.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc577/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.