May 29, 2017

Today in History: Uncle Sam & James Montgomery Flagg

Boys and girls! You can help your Uncle Sam win the war - save your quarters, buy War Savings Stamps
Today in History–June 18–the Library of Congress features Uncle Sam illustrator James Montgomery Flagg, born on this day in 1877. In addition to the iconic Uncle Sam, Flagg created dozens of posters supporting the war effort during World War I. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Flagg and Uncle Sam.

Uncle Sam: American Symbol, American Icon Teaching with the Library of Congress blog, July 1, 2014

Uncle Sam Needs You! Inside Adams blog, November 10, 2015

The Most Famous Poster (American Treasures exhibition)

The Bookman (American Treasures exhibition)

Imaginary Worlds: Illustration (American Treasures exhibition)

Flagg war posters

Flagg caricatures

More Flagg images

The Good Sport (short film) written by James Montgomery Flagg

I Should Say So (book) written & illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg

Uncle Sam images

Uncle Sam sheet music

Uncle Sam music recordings

Books & other texts about Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam historical newspaper coverage 1916-1922

World War I resources

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