McClelland Barclay: Defend American Freedom c.1943.


McClelland Barclay Defend American Freedom c.1943. Uncle Sam trades his elegant top hat for a simple laborer’s cap in response to the wartime emergency. Poster seeks to convey the notion that war work is a patriotic duty. Unusual war production incentive poster privately printed by the American Association of Manufacturers. 20×16 near mint, conservation backed. 

Bibliography: Will Bird, Jr and Harry R. Rubenstein Design for Victory World War II Posters on the American Home Front, page .