Wwii Wwi Uncle Sam I Want You Us Marine Corp Usmc Ad Poster Flagg New Print 128 For Sale
The2FunAdGuyz offer a new, high-quality, reproduction print of a variation of the most famous patriotic recruitment poster in history—The World War I Uncle Sam I Want You poster by James Montgomery Flagg—this one for the United States Marine Corps. During recruitment for World War I alone, over four million copies of this patriotic poster were produced. Uncle Sams I Want You recruitment poster was so enduring that it was used again for recruitment during World War II and is among the most oft reprinted patriotic posters ever.
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This version is one of several versions we have on for various branches of the United States Armed Services. To view them simply click on the desired branch of service.United States Army / United States Navy.
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: At the time World War I became an American War, the color poster was the dominant advertising form used to convey commercial messages for brand advertising. Naturally, it was adapted to military recruitment. The recruitment poster both recruited soldiers and simultaneously sold the war to a civilian population that had been wary of becoming involved in foreign wars. Dozens of Americas greatest artists joined in the effort and James Montgomery Flagg was at the forefront of that group—actually serving as the coordinator of a group of artists. Flagg's posters have become among the most powerful patriotic images and this is the greatest of them all.
DESCRIPTION: An interesting technique was used to create the image. Flagg used the American Flag colors of red white and blue—even to create the facial image. One of the most interesting parts of Flaggs style is the making the focal point of the poster Uncle Sams finger. The result is an incredibly powerful image that turns Uncle Sams needs into the observers duty. Only a few simple words were needed to complete the patriotic message, creating a classic poster in the process.
HEADLINE: I Want YOU.
CAPTION: for the US Marines. Enlist Now
ARTIST: James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) was the reigning prince of American illustrators during the World War I era, specializing in work for such magazines as the original Life Magazine, Judge and Leslies Weekly. At the beginning of World War II, when Flagg presented a copy of the poster to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he revealed to Roosevelt that in order to save money, he had used himself as the model, adding a goatee and white beard. Roosevelt quipped back that this proved Flagg had Yankee forebears. Flagg did over forty works for the government and actively supervised and recruited other artists for the war effort.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Originally Flagg created this image for the July 6, 1916 issue of Leslies Weekly. The caption on that issue asked the question: What Are You Doing for Preparedness?
PAPER QUALITY: This new print is on a highest quality, acid-free, 100-pound glossy premium text paper that allows for maximum color brilliance and fidelity for older images. For an expanded explanation of our Paper Quality, go to our FAQ by Clicking Here.
Image Size: 10.5 inches wide by 16.5 inches high. For an expanded explanation of Image Size, go to our FAQ by Clicking Here.
Paper Size: 11 inches wide by 17 inches high. This allows for a small border around the image for matting and framing. For an expanded explanation of Paper Size, go to our FAQ by Clicking Here.
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