James Montgomery Flagg was born in New York in As a child he began to draw and sold his first drawing at the age of Two years later he was contributing to Life Magazine and at fifteen was on the staff of the The Judge. When he was twenty, he spent a year working in London before moving American man in america wants you to France.
Flagg was one of America's leading illustrators. During the First World War Flagg designed 46 posters for the government.
An adapted version of this poster was also used during the Second World War. James Montgomery Flagg died in The Armed Forces History collections have been collecting recruiting posters for more than 50 years.
Recruiting as an activity of the military is important to the understanding of mab serves in uniform, during both war time and peace time and the visual materials used to market military service. The collection contains examples of early Civil War broadsides, World War I posters, including the original artwork for Uncle Sam as drawn by Montgomery Flagg; and World War II posters, which show American man in america wants you recruiting of men and women for all services, and auxiliary organizations.
More modern day recruiting materials are also contained in the collections, and cover a broad range of Army recruiting slogans. Posters during World War II were designed to instill in the people a positive outlook, a sense of patriotism and confidence.
They linked the war in trenches with the war at home. From a practical point, they were used to encourage all Americans to help with the war effort.
The posters called upon every man, woman, and child to endure the personal sacrifice and domestic adjustments to further the national agenda. They encouraged rationing, conservation and sacrifice. In addition, the posters were used for recruitment, productivity, and motivation as well as ameriica financing the war effort.
The stark, colorful graphic designs elicited strong emotions. The posters played to the fears, frustrations, and faith in freedoms that lingered in people's minds during the war.
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Specific History The Armed Forces History collections have been collecting recruiting posters for more than 50 years. General History Posters during World War II were designed to instill in the people a positive outlook, a sense of patriotism and confidence.
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