Monday Sep 29, 2008

Uncle Sam ... and Great Uncle Kitchener?

You've heard of Uncle Sam. But what about his dad, Lord Kitchener?

Okay, I'm exaggerating. They aren't really related. But apparently this poster from the British Army's recruiting campaign for World War I:

...served as the model for America's most famous World War I recruiting poster (which was later adapted to World War II):

Kind of interesting, isn't it? And no, I'm not an expert on the history of recruiting posters. I just happened to stumble upon this when I was seeking an image that Vijay could use to highlight our own recruiting campaign for Project SocialSite.

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