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Poster: Remember! The Flag of Liberty - Support It!
Poster: Remember! The Flag of Liberty - Support It! - Buy U.S. Government Bonds - 3rd Liberty Loan

30 x 20 1/16 in. (76.2 x 51 cm)

Griswold G. Tyng
United States (Boston, MA, 1883 - 1962, Boston, MA)

Full Title:Poster: Remember! The Flag of Liberty - Support It! - Buy U.S. Government Bonds - 3rd Liberty Loan
Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color lithograph
Credit Line: Found in collection and acquired through the New York Museum Property Act
Accession Number: 2022.24
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Location: Not currently on view
Publisher: Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co., N.Y.

What is the "American family"? In 1918, the answer to this question was a fluid one. A large percentage of the Euro-American population was foreign born, and the war brought about some suspicion of their allegiance. In Remember! The Flag of Liberty, an immigrant family has just arrived in America. Viewers can simultaneously see the hopeful faces of the family as well as the object of their gaze, the American flag. The flag, a potent symbol of freedom, was meant to remind immigrants that their loyalty should lay with America.

[Gallery label text, 2006]

Printed by Heywood Strasser & Voight Litho. Co., New York.

For general references, see "War Poster Collections: Strong, Garrett, Taber, Fisk, Wright, Turnbull, McClenahan [and] Miscellaneous Collections," Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 1919, cat. no. Strong BFA2383, p. 85; Maurice Rickards, “Posters of the First World War,” New York: Walker and Company, 1968, cat. no. 176; George Theofiles, "American Posters of World War I," New York: Dafran House Publishers, Inc., 1973, fig. 142, p. 108; "Posters of World War I and World War II in the George C. Marshall Research Foundation," Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1979, cat. no. 200, p. 67; Walton Rawls, “Wake up, America!: World War I and the American poster," New York : Abbeville Press, 1988, p. 210; G.A. Rudolph, “War Posters from 1914 through 1918 in the Archives of the University of Nebraska,” in University of Nebraska Studies, n.s., no. 69, 1990, cat. no. 430, p. 137

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