Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.

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

Description

Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 51 x 41 cm.

Creation Information

Barclay, McClelland. 1942.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1967 times , with 212 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 51 x 41 cm.

Notes

Publication date is from "Design for Victory", p.[viii], by William L. Bird and Harry R. Rubenstein (New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c1998.)

"Courtesy of National Association of Manufacturers."

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Collections

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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

Start & End Dates

  • 1939 - 1945

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 8:03 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 1, 2014, 7:32 a.m.

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Yesterday: 8
Past 30 days: 212
Total Uses: 1,967

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Barclay, McClelland. Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job., poster, 1942; [New York, N.Y.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc611/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.