Uncle Sam

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J. M. Flagg's 1917 poster, based on the oreeginal Breetish Lord Kitchener poster o three years earlier, wis uised tae recruit soldiers for baith Warld War I an Warld War II. Flagg uised a modified version o his ain face for Uncle Sam, an veteran Walter Botts providit the pose.[1]

Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common naitional personification o the American govrenment that, accordin tae legend, came intae uise durin the War o 1812 an wis supposedly named for Samuel Wilson.[2]

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  1. "The Most Famous Poster". American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
  2. Schauffler, Robert Haven (1912) Flag day; its history Page 145