Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960

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James Montgomery Flagg (b. June 18, 1877, Pelham Manor, N.Y.-d. May 27, 1960, New York City), American artist and illustrator, worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning. He is best remembered for political posters, such as the Uncle Sam recruitment poster.

From the description of Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568600

American artist and illustrator.

From the description of Sketch of Elizabeth Dewing, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 741176690

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) was an American artist and illustrator. He worked in various media ranging from fine art painting to watercolors to cartooning, but is best remembered for his posters. He was the creator of the now-famous recruiting poster showing a top-hatted Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer, with the words "I want YOU."

From the guide to the James Montgomery Flagg Drawing, 1945, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. Booth Tarkington papers, 1905. Library of Congress
creatorOf Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1919-1927?, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Stenzel, Franz. Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art, 1728-1966. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960. Sketch of Elizabeth Dewing, 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Montgomery Flagg [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Deane, Ernie. Dickey, Violet Arnold of Little Rock, Ark., former Earl Carrol "Vanities" and Ziegfield Show Boat beauty, November 24, 1963 [James Montgomery Flagg portrait] [graphic] / Ernie Deane [photographer]. Arkansas History Commission
referencedIn Corey, Charles W. Charles W. Corey interview regarding James Montgomery Flagg, 1983 June 8. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn World War posters, 1914-1945 Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
referencedIn War Posters Collection, 1913-1945 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Hershfield, Harry, 1885-1974. Harry Hershfield Collection, 1900-1969. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Loughery, John. S. S. Van Dine photograph collection [manuscript], f1920-1940. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rouland, Orlando, 1871-1945. Papers, 1905-1939. Grolier Club
creatorOf Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951. Poster collection, 1917-[196-]. Lawrence Public Library
referencedIn Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Daly, William Merrigan. The Dutch Treat Club presents Western stuff : a[n] operetta in one reel / libretto by James Montgomery Flagg ; music by William Merrigan Daly. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Art Poster File, [1890]-1910, (bulk 1895-1896) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Posters from the World War II-Era
referencedIn American war posters from the First World War, circa 1914-circa 1919, bulk 1917-1919 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936. Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters. 1942 - 1945. Must! Shall! [James Montgomery Flagg]
referencedIn Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960. Drawings, 1922. Princeton University Library
referencedIn American war posters from the Second World War, circa 1940-1945 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Ade, George, 1866-1944. World War I and World War II poster collection. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Arnold Genthe Photograph Collection, [1895]-1942, (Bulk 1906-1927) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Rainford, Percy. James Montgomery Flagg [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960. Armory Show collection, 1913. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Harry Bache Smith Papers TXRC92-A42., 1773-1935 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960. The dirty dozen [graphic,] 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, 1785-1948 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). Purdue University Library
creatorOf James Montgomery Flagg Drawing, 1945 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Anderson, Harry Martin. World War II poster collection. Part one : posters, 1940-1945 bulk 1942-1945. St. John's University Libraries
referencedIn World War I Poster File, [1914]-1920, (bulk 1917-1918) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Munn, Carrie, 1898-1984. Collection of Carrie Munn materials, ca. 1943-1947. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Stenzel, Franz. Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art, 1728-1966. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art, 1728-1966 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. James Montgomery Flagg 1877-1960 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Maxwell, Perriton, 1868-1947,. Perriton Maxwell collection, 1931-1932. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hoffman, Abraham. William S. Hart County Park research files. ca. 1950's- Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series VII. Formats, 1889-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn George Brinton Beal papers, circus collection, and other theatrical collections, 1862-1969. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Harry Hershfield Collection, 1900-1974 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn Lowe, Harry, 1922-. Harry Lowe papers, 1938-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
creatorOf Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960,. Portrait of the author and humorist Harry Leon Wilson : reproductive print of pen and ink drawing. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Corey, Charles W. Oral history interview with Charles W. Corey regarding James Montgomery Flagg, 1983 June 8. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Beal, George Brinton. person
associatedWith Corey, Charles W. person
associatedWith Corey, Charles W. person
associatedWith Daly, William Merrigan. person
associatedWith Deane, Ernie. person
associatedWith Dewing, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. person
associatedWith Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942 person
associatedWith Golden, John, 1874-1955 person
associatedWith Hershfield, Harry, 1885-1974. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Loughery, John. person
associatedWith Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Lowe, Harry, 1922- person
associatedWith Maxwell, Perriton, 1868-1947, person
associatedWith Milch Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Munn, Carrie, 1898-1984. person
associatedWith Newcome, Martha Ewing. person
associatedWith Rainford, Percy. person
correspondedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
correspondedWith Rouland, Orlando, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942. person
associatedWith Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936 person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. person
associatedWith Wilson, Harry Leon, 1867-1939. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Artists--United States--20th century
Actors--Portraits
Caricatures and cartoons
Art--Painters
Art--Illustrators
Illustrators--20th century--Drawings
Portrait drawing--20th century
Illustrators--United States--20th century
Arts--Caricatures and cartoons
American wit and humor, Pictorial
Occupation
Artists
Painter
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Person

Birth 1877-06-18

Death 1960-05-27

Americans

English

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