Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Join the U.S. Army in Classic Propaganda Poster
Arguably the most famous example of American propaganda, this classic poster features Uncle Sam pointing to eligible recruits and proclaiming, “I Want You for the U.S. Army.”

This prime instance of government advertising combines all the elements of effective propaganda, easily convincing the intended audience that it is their patriotic duty to fight to save Uncle Sam and all that he symbolizes.

Although the iconic figure has been used to symbolize the United States government since the 1800’s, this World War I recruitment poster catalyzed countless parodies and inspired much of the propaganda we see today, undoubtedly makes it one of the most recognizable images in American culture.

See our whole collection of WWI and WWII propaganda here.
  • Year : 1917
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