18 July 2013 @ 08:19 pm
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19 December 2014 @ 09:19 pm
This company is still around and still has a presence in Troy.

THIS AD, probably one of the most famous recruitment posters ever, came from the Creel Committee (producers of pro-war propaganda and civic involvement propaganda) and was drawn by illustrator James Montgomery Flagg in 1917 (although used extensively in WW2 as well)


Read more HERE, HERE, and HERE.

"The Most Famous Poster

Originally published as the cover for the July 6, 1916, issue of Leslie's Weekly with the title "What Are You Doing for Preparedness?" this portrait of "Uncle Sam" went on to become--according to its creator, James Montgomery Flagg--"the most famous poster in the world." Over four million copies were printed between 1917 and 1918, as the United States entered World War I and began sending troops into war zones.

Flagg (1877-1960) contributed forty-six works to support the war effort. He was a member of the first Civilian Preparedness Committee organized in New York in 1917 and chaired by Govenor Clarkson. He also served as a member of Charles Dana Gibson's Committee of Pictorial Publicity, which was organized under the federal government's Committee on Public Information, headed by George Creel. Because of its overwhelming popularity, the image was later adapted for use in World War II. Upon presenting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt a copy of the poster, Flagg remarked that he had been his own model for Uncle Sam to save the modeling fee. Roosevelt was impressed and replied: "I congratulate you on your resourcefulness in saving model hire. Your method suggests Yankee forebears."

Uncle Sam is one of the most popular personifications of the United States. However, the term "Uncle Sam" is of somewhat obscure derivation. Historical sources attribute the name to a meat packer who supplied meat to the army during the War of 1812--Samuel (Uncle Sam) Wilson (1766-1854). "Uncle Sam" Wilson was a man of great fairness, reliability, and honesty, who was devoted to his country--qualities now associated with "our" Uncle Sam.
What's long and hard and full of seamen?


16 July 2014 @ 09:00 pm
I think it's more witchery of that weird 3D effect of this ad from the August 1917 Woman's Home Companion magazine.

22 February 2014 @ 12:37 pm
"Women's looks fade in war times."  Did you know that?

05 October 2013 @ 07:38 pm
I realize "fag" is a completely different meaning in the UK. This is still screaming gaygaygaygayGAYGAYGAY!

10 May 2013 @ 12:24 am

McCallum hosiery 1917, art by Marjory C. Woodbury (via Gatochy)
15 April 2013 @ 01:58 pm
collectograph cinema ticket war tax 1917
26 November 2012 @ 09:10 pm
Yes to the Kitty!
Pebeco Toothpaste ad, 1917
20 July 2012 @ 11:22 am
05 May 2012 @ 02:42 pm
The graphics are wonderful.
I think a few members here will appreciate the cat too!

Pebeco Toothpaste ad, 1917
11 November 2011 @ 10:50 am
In honor of Veterans Day (U.S.), let's look back on what prompted many veterans to take that first step. 

ArmyCollapse )

NavyCollapse )

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MarinesCollapse )

All of the above!Collapse )
ETA to add Coast Guard (which is absolutely not ugly or step-anything!) Collapse )
My calendar also shows it's Remembrance Day in Canada. Thank you, veterans! :)