[Wire to the Axis] Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title [Wire to the Axis]

Creator

  • Artist: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company.
    Creator Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company
    Place of Publication: [New York, N.Y.]

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: rattlesnake
  • Keyword: steel
  • Keyword: Axis
  • Keyword: enemy caricature
  • Keyword: metal
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: War posters, American -- 1939-1945 -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- Caricatures and cartoons -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Industrial mobilization -- United States -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Keyword: war production
  • Keyword: serpent
  • Keyword: swastika
  • Keyword: enemy imagery
  • Keyword: imagery

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Collection

  • Name: World War One Collection
    Code: WWI
  • Name: World War Two Collection
    Code: WWII

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Wickwire Spencer Steel Company

Resource Type

  • Poster

Format

  • Image

Identifier

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

Note

  • Display Note: "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.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: Vidar Latitude