Today in History: Uncle Sam & James Montgomery Flagg

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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.

Illustrator James Montgomery Flagg Was Born America’s Library

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

Mobilizing the Homefront: Posters During WWI Library of Congress video via YouTube

The Most Famous Poster

First Call

Wake Up, America!

The Bookman

The phone rang, and Hugh leaped to answer it. (scroll to bottom of page)

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

James Montgomery Flagg historical newspaper coverage

World War I resources