Boys and Girls! You can help your Uncle Sam Win the War

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Title

Boys and Girls! You can help your Uncle Sam Win the War

Description

World War I poster by James Montgomery Flagg encouraging children to purchase War Savings Stamps and help the war effort. Flagg created the now-iconic U. S. Army recruiting poster "I Want You!

Uncle Sam supports a well-dressed girl on his right arm while looking at a boy in a suit standing nearby. Uncle Sam shows the children a paper marked "W. S. S."
Text: "Boys and Girls! You can help your Uncle Sam Win the War. Save your Quarters. Buy War Savings Stamps." Inset text: "W.S.S. War Savings Stamps issued by the United States Government."

From the Brandeis University digital collection "World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters"

Creator

Flagg, James Montgomery

Source

Series I, World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters, 1908-1944. Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

Publisher

United States. Government Printing Office

Date

c. 1917

Contributor

Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Library

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
"World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters" Brandeis University Libraries digital collection 
Charles, H. K., Jr. (2008). Postal and Treasury Saving Stamp Systems: The War Years. Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium, "When the Mail Goes to War." National Postal Museum 
The War Savings Stamps Campaigns, The Joe I. Herbstman Memorial Collection of American Finance. 
Treasury Stamps & Postal Savings, The Joe I. Herbstman Memorial Collection of American Finance.

Citation

Flagg, James Montgomery, “Boys and Girls! You can help your Uncle Sam Win the War,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed January 16, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/409.