Keep Us Flying!

Created by
Reyneau, Betsy Graves, 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
Diez, Robert W., American, 1919 - 1992
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Date
1943
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27 9/16 x 19 11/16 in. (70 x 50 cm)
Title
Poster for war bonds depicting Tuskegee Airman Robert W. Diez
Description
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].
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
posters
Topic
Design
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.168
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dc14fc22-9f48-42c3-be13-2182c7e2d0af