Thursday, June 03, 2010
Anti-American Art: Stovepipe Hat, Lightnin' Why Don't Ya Hear Me Cryin'
A 1980 poster from Cuba's OSPAAAL entitled "World Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution." It shows a lightning bolt zapping through Uncle Sam's head, and a large Cuban flag.
According to wikipedia, Uncle Sam dates back to the War of 1812, and this most classic visual imagination of him dates to a World War 1 recruiting poster from 1917.