Keep Us Flying!

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Title
Poster for war bonds depicting Tuskegee Airman Robert W. Diez
Poster created by the US Treasury Department during WWII depicting Robert W. Diez, an African American Tuskegee Airman, pleading for Americans to buy war bonds. The poster features an illustration of Diez in flight jacket and gear, in front of a blue sky background. Above him, blue italicized type reads [Keep us flying!]; below him white lettering on dark blue background reads [BUY WAR BONDS].
Topic
African American
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
Created by
Betsy Graves Reyneau, American, 1888 - 1964
Commissioned by
United States Department of the Treasury, American, founded 1789
Printed by
United States Government Publishing Office, American, founded 1860
Subject of
Robert W. Diez, American, 1919 - 1992
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27 9/16 x 19 11/16 in. (70 x 50 cm)
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
1943
Type
posters
Object number
2011.168