I Need Your Skill in a War Job! (S) World War II Advertising Poster


Genre: World War II
Artist: James Montgomery Flagg
Year Printed: 1943
Size: 22" x 27.75"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original WWII poster: I NEED YOUR SKILL IN A WAR JOB ORIGINAL VINTAGE WWII POSTER BY JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG. Original Mounted on acid free archival linen. "If you know one of these trades and are not now in real war work, you are badly needed. See your nearest U.S. Employment Service." James Montgomery Flagg's iconic WWI depiction of Uncle Sam "I Want You" is repurposed in this 1943 recruitment poster, entitled "I Need Your Skill In a War Job." Here, Uncle Sam's image is used to recruit a list of factory/mechanic positions for the U.S. Employment Service. This is one of many re-uses of the Flagg's Uncle Sam imagery that has contributed to the artworks high profile notoriety among the public and poster collectors alike. James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) began his illustration career at the age of 12,with contributions to Life magazine by age 14. He studied in New York at the Art Students League as well as in London and Paris. He worked in a variety of illustration styles in publishing, and rose to become the top paid illustrator at the height of his career. Flagg is best known for his patriotic recruitment posters. His most famous, "I Want You," features Uncle Sam. Flagg modeled the portrait of Uncle Sam on himself, only adding a goatee and white hair. The concept for "I Want You" was originally based on the 1914 British recruitment poster by Alfred Leete. The poster was wildly successful reaching over four million copies produced during World War I alone. This is an Original Vintage Poster Iconic image of "Uncle Sam", little known fact that the image of Uncle Sam is actually a self portrait of the artist, James Montgomery Flagg. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U. S. Government Printing Office. Industrial mobilization Non-combatant service Patriotism War work World War, 1939-1945. United States. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition. (please note that standard excellent condition allows for very minor handling wear at edges). This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been working with collectors around the world helping them with their original vintage poster collections. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. Consider The Vintage Poster your expert resource for your antique posters. You will be glad you did! We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, simply add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! #poster.guru

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