Uncle Sam Poster (I Want You)

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Material Information

Title:
Uncle Sam Poster (I Want You)
Physical Description:
Poster from the book Posters of World War II; 12 in by 8 3/4'
Language:
English
Creator:
Compiled and Edited by G.H. Gregory
Publisher:
Gramercy Books
Copyright Date:
1993

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
World War II

Notes

General Note:
POSTERS OF WORLD WAR II (Page 13)
General Note:
EXHIBIT CASE #4 - WAR THEME

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00026729:00001

Full Text



In 1940, Congress
authorized the first
peacetime conscription in
the nation's history. Under
the terms of the Selective
Training and Service Act,
all men between the ages of
twenty-one and thirty-five
were required to register
for possible military
service. In response to the
army's demand for more
manpower, Congress
lowered the draft age to
eighteen in late 1942.
The army recruiting poster
left is by Lt. Col. Tom B.
Woodburn.




James Montgomery Flagg
originally painted the
recruiting poster on the
right for the U.S. Army in
World War I. The image
is so strong and so
memorable that the poster
was revised for use in
World War II.



























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