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"I Want You" WWII Army Enlistment Poster by James Montgomery Flagg (R 1941)

"I Want You" WWII Army Enlistment Poster by James Montgomery Flagg (R 1941)

This image has been used over time, for different wars to aid recruitment efforts. This particular poster was created for WWII.

This iconic image of Uncle Sam was originally created by James Montgomery Flagg for a July 1916 issue of Leslie’s Weekly. It was adapted for use during WWI as part of a series of 46 posters he produced for that war effort.

Interestingly enough, Flagg’s quintessentially American image was a crib of a British drawing from three years earlier. The original appeared in a 1914 edition of the British magazine London Opinion. It featured a grim looking Lord Kitchener urging Britons to enlist in the army. That drawing, by Alfred Leete, would itself be adapted into a famous recruiting poster in the United Kingdom.

Fun Fact: This poster came from the estate of John D. F. Black, a screenwriter/producer/director for the original Star Trek series. This poster hung in the production offices for the series.

Size*: 25" x 38"
Condition: Very Good

Rolled. Linen backed. Was in very good condition prior to linen backing. No apparent defects that we can see.

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Poster Text:  I want you for the U.S. Army - Enlist now. James Montgomery Flagg - From Painting By James Montgomery Flagg © Leslie--Judge Co. - P-26-RPB-1-24-41-25M
Tags: WWII   Army   Recruitment  
Produced by:  U.S. Army  
Featuring :  Uncle Sam  
Artist/Designer(s): James Montgomery Flagg  
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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