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Uncle Sam: The man and the meme

March 6, 2017

unclesamwantyouFrom the American History Museum website

He has been part of advertising for over 100 years, appearing on products ranging from cereal to car insurance. He’s recruited Americans for military service and encouraged us to support the war effort. His name is mentioned in popular song. He makes regular appearances in political cartoons in newspapers across the country. He even hangs out in the hallways of this museum.

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