Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

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Description
Original pencil and watercolor drawing of Uncle Sam by James Montgomery Flagg for the “I Want You for U.S. Army” recruitment campaign, 1917. Depicted is Uncle Sam looking stern and pointing at the viewer with his right index finger. He is wearing a cream colored top hot with a blue hat band with white stars. He is wearing a dark jacket (purple and blue) with a white shirt and red bow tie. His hair is white and he has a long white goatee. Signed at bottom right by the artist.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
Object Type
Watercolor
Drawings
Other Terms
Sketch; Watercolor
date made
1917
artist
Flagg, James Montgomery
maker
Flagg, James Montgomery
Flagg, James Montgomery
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
watercolor; pencil (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall, mount: 24 7/8 in x 20 7/8 in; 63.1825 cm x 53.0225 cm
unmounted: 21 1/4 in x 16 7/8 in; 53.975 cm x 42.8625 cm
ID Number
AF.39120
accession number
130313
catalog number
39120
Credit Line
Gift of James Montgomery Flagg
subject
Uncle Sam
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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