add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
 
Zoom in Zoom out Pan left Pan right Pan up Pan down Maximum resolution Fit in window Fit to width Rotate left Rotate right Hide/show thumbnail
I'm counting on you!; Don't discuss: troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment
I'm counting on you!; Don't discuss: troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment
Resource Typeimage
TitleI'm counting on you!; Don't discuss: troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 7.5 x 10.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationDuring wartime concerns about national security increase, and World War II was no exception. This poster reminds citizens that sharing any military information such as troop movements, or other details could help the enemy sabotage the war effort. Depicted on this poster is "Uncle Sam", a figure that symbolizes the United States. He is usually portrayed as a tall white-haired man with a goatee, wearing clothing in colors and designs that are suggestive of the United States flag. The derivation of the term "Uncle Sam" is somewhat vague. Many historical sources attribute the name to Samuel (Uncle Sam) Wilson (1766-1854), a meat-packer who supplied the Army during the War of 1812. He was known to be a man of fairness and reliability, devoted to his country.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information
Other ContributorsHelguera, Leon [artist]
Subject / KeywordsNational security; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20011p
CONTENTdm file name126.jpg
powered by CONTENTdm ® | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Homepage ^ to top ^