[Wire to the Axis]

Description

A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 43 x 55 cm.

Creation Information

Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War One 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 2807 times , with 26 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Wickwire Spencer Steel Company

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Description

A serpent made of metal wears a helmet with a swastika on it. The serpent has long tail, sharp teeth, and a long snout. Smoke billows in background. Metal beams in a "V" formation appear to approach the serpent from the upper left area of the poster.

Physical Description

1 poster : b&w ; 43 x 55 cm.

Notes

"Copyright 1943, Wickwire Spencer Steel Company"

Title from "Axis in Agony!", New York: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, 1944.

"Of this painting, Artzybasheff says: 'Production means death to the Axis. Steel wire is vital in almost all production for Victory. This suggested a Victory 'V', made up of various Wickwire Spencer shaped wires, appearing as an awesome portent to a battered Axis monster.'" -- "Axis in Agony!", New York: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, 1944.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 045
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2049.4
  • OCLC: 68192034 | External Link
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Artzybasheff 1
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2993811 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc587

Collections

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

World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. 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 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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Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 8:43 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 2:30 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. [Wire to the Axis], poster, Date Unknown; [New York, N.Y.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc587/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.