Spencer Tracy Speaking for America Poster
United States, c. 1946
14 x 11 in (36 x 28 cm)
"Being an American is a tough part to play -- but twelve million boys in uniform just finished playing it better than any actor could. Down East Yankee -- Western rancher -- Southern cotton-picker -- Catholic -- Protestant -- Jew -- side-by-side, they put on the greatesat show in history. Now it's up to all of us to carry on."
This original vintage poster is from a campaign run by Scholastic Magazines. In a dual effort to honor American veterans and promote social justice, these prints used various figureheads and uber-patriotic quotes. They were hung up in schools across the United States, trying to ensure the future generation would receive the messages. The main point is clear -- diversty is what makes America, America.
Year: c. 1946
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